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Overholser: Internet Forcing More Press Introspection

Tim Porter at First Draft points us to a Christian Science Monitor article about the press’s new efforts at self examination in which Geneva Overholser, faculty member at the Missouri School of Journalism, tells a reporter:

The Internet gives critics a louder voice than they had in the past, when they needed access to a printing press to spread their opinions across the country. “Each of these criticisms is far more powerful than it used to be,” she says, “and in turn causes newspapers to feel more compelled to be transparent. That is a good thing.”

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