Phillip Smith

Why Digg when you can FAIL (big media)? Free Press launches MediaFAIL

MediaFail.pngThe super-smart folks at Free Press have done it again, this time with a great take on the crowd-sourced news sites that are all the rage these days:

You know it; your friends know it; everyone knows it: The media are failing. 

Every day, we read and watch reporting that favors sensation over substance. Sideshows dominate the news cycle, while real issues of public concern get drowned out by the noise. What passes for news is too often badly sourced and tainted by commercial interests or political bias.

That's why we're launching an exciting new project called MediaFAIL that lets you expose the worst moments in the media as they happen. Check it out

A great example of how to highlight an issue AND engage your community.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

About

Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.

Related

Facebook’s Uphill Battle To Win Back Publishers — The Information

Facebook’s Uphill Battle To Win Back Publishers — The Information Facebook is making various changes to Instant Articles, including impr...… Continue reading