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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 18 2014, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-is-not-free dept.

combatserver writes:

"While The Guardian and The New York Times reported on the NSA targeting of data leaked by popular mobile apps, independent sources produced highly-detailed articles--accompanied by source material--that paint a much broader picture of NSA capabilities and intent. Recent restrictions imposed on journalists--a result of corporate influence, editorial decisions, and threats against journalists--combined with the ease of establishing a website, might be driving a new era in journalism.

The Intercept recently announced a shift towards independent reporting with the creation of their own news outlet, free of the constraints imposed on journalists by 'Big Media' and governments. Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill have joined forces to provide the world with an alternative, perhaps blazing a path towards a fundamental change in how news is reported and distributed. SoylentNews can play a significant role in this shift towards journalistic freedom--we share many common core-ideals, and can give voice to independent news sources.

The Big Question: How will 'Big Media' and governments react to this shift in journalism?"

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  • (Score: 1) by linsane on Tuesday February 18 2014, @01:30PM

    by linsane (633) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @01:30PM (#1585)

    Thanks for the pointer - can get my fix now.

    I'm so used to seeing an article like that have the comment count shoot through the roof which is my trigger for jumping in to have a look-see. Editors at The Other Place are evidently a lot less subtle about click bait generation or whatever the term is

  • (Score: 1) by RobotMonster on Tuesday February 18 2014, @01:52PM

    by RobotMonster (130) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @01:52PM (#1601) Journal

    Yeah, the Other Place loves the click-bait. I'm hoping soylent manages to have headlines and summaries that don't misrepresent TFA in the interests of sensationalism...(Apologies for the double-negative).

    With regards to bitcoin stories -- it's now fairly regular for me to see bitcoin stories on the mainstream television news! (in Australia) They don't have any clue what they're talking about, but that's normal for anything involving computers on the TV...