Don’t “Like” This Video: How We Can Save Journalism By Slowing Down.

Via on Sep 17, 2013

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Waylon Lewis on slow journalism and the culture of like.

Don’t like.  Don’t share.  Read.  Listen. And maybe save journalism by slowing down.

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5 Responses to “Don’t “Like” This Video: How We Can Save Journalism By Slowing Down.”

  1. Inspirational – here's to "conscious likehood."

  2. Waylon, I really liked this. You touch on something that’s so important. How can we share or like an article when we haven’t even read it? On EJ, I really appreciate your section Editor’s Picks as invariably these are articles I wouldn’t bother to click on because of the headline, but usually the writing is great. I know it’s worth a gamble. I’m looking forward to EJ getting successful enough to get into real journalism… Old-school, investigative, take a month to write a feature journalism…

  3. Josepi says:

    Mmmm, Intriguing. Sharing and 'Liking' this one so my friends can read too. Oh, right.. Cancel that.

  4. Karren says:

    Very good points – great advice.

  5. Jacinta says:

    LOVE the bonus video LMAO…. I studied Journalism in the 90′s… I won my first course tuition when I entered a contest announcement form that came in on the fax machine and I faxed back.. My instructor / Mentor had spent at least a decade of his life as a Foreign Correspondent for Time Magazine.. Prior to teaching he’d been a Sr Managing Editor at MacLeans Magazine, in Canada. During the time he was my teacher, his body was slowly being ravaged by Lou-Gehrig’s disease and he died a year later. We were always taught that Journalism was about truth-telling.

    I took a detour in life, before circling back to writing and journalism, not without stumbling my way through the swamps of publicity, and promotional language. The accessibility to blogs or news sites reminds me of the DIY craze in the design industry. (suddenly you don’t need a degree).

    And there’s reward for “likes” and followerrs because there’s incentive for advertising, marketing, book sales, you name it. This is the standard we live in right now..

    But I still hear the powerful words of my mentor from years past, so I’m working on detoxing my ego’s learned habit to “like” or be “liked” for some good old truth-telling.

    There’s freedom in being transparent, and happy after all.

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