Joe is the associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and the host of the WTF Just Happened Today? podcast.
Lol you had me until “Become less informed. Read less.”
I get what you’re trying to say here, but I think a more nuanced prescription wouldn’t tell people to be less informed or to read less, but rather to (1) be more selective about where you get your information, (2) perhaps pay more attention to what kind of content seems…
Have you given any thought to the issue of alternative community-based governance and ownership models? Membership is a great step in the right direction, in my opinion, but I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about reader- and member-owned models that allow not only participation, but democratic governance of the organization.
Looking forward to your reply!
I love this post and you make a lot of great points here (for an old fogey, of course), but I have to admit that I also had to look up what a “flop” account was. Does that mean I’m getting older, too? 😲
Thank you so much — not only for your direct response to my post, but for your continued dedication to open dialogue about these and other crucial issues.
Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of the work that the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy does. You are all doing…
Christopher, I wrote a response to your post. I was asked to leave a comment under your post with a link to my response, just in case you didn’t get a notification that I tagged you in the response. You can read the original here, if you’re interested: https://medium.com/@jamditis/trust-media-and-propaganda-6e4b5112c8e3
Interesting stuff! I had a similar thought a week or so ago:
“Could the ethical use of distributed blockchain ‘labor’ replace digital advertising?” @jsamditis https://medium.com/mobilenewslab/could-the-ethical-use-of-digital-labor-replace-or-supplement-advertising-bd248b896773