~ Bathroom Quote
A crime reporter’s work is very similar to that of a fire-fighter. People call both of us in times of emergency, and they expect us to do our jobs in a hurry. Still, there is one substantial difference: While the firefighters’ job is to put out the fire, we reporters are asked to pour on the gasoline. It’s a funny job we do, isn’t it?
In fact, what do extremists do? They force other people to follow their path to salvation, the absolute truth, whether they like it or not. Especially if they don’t. And it’s for this very reason that extremists are a real f****** pain in my ass.
~ p.26 and 67 (Europa Editions, 2016)
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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism – “This is our fifth annual report that explores the changing environment around news across countries. The report is based on a survey of more than 50,000 people in 26 countries, which makes it the largest ongoing comparative study of news consumption in the world and twice as big as last year. A key focus is in Europe where we have done the bulk of our polling – but we are delighted to have added Canada and South Korea this year to the United States, Australia, Brazil, and Japan, which have been part of our survey for some time. This year’s report comes against the backdrop of renewed concerns about the future of the news industry, the move to mobile, the rise of ad-blocking and the role of technical platforms and other intermediaries. We have data on many of these issues and find compelling evidence about the move to distributed content and the growing importance of social media as a source of news. Also this year we’ve looked to understand how branded news is found, consumed and shared in a more distributed news world with the help of some additional focus groups in the UK, US, Germany and Spain. We reference this research throughout the report and we’ll be publishing a full account of these sessions on our website later in 2016…We continue to make efforts to open up as much of the data as possible via our website at (www.digitalnewsreport.org). This contains slidepacks, charts and raw data tables, along with a licence that encourages reuse, subject to attribution to the Reuters Institute. Also this year, we have updated our interactive feature, which allows anyone to explore and visualise the data by themselves by country and over time…”
Via The Atlantic – “Digital thieves’ most crucial adaptation in recent years has little to do with their technical tools and everything to do with their business model.”