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Walls Down Fortress

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Why do we bother hiding behind walls when the gate’s no longer there?

When the Gatekeepers were cast into the pit of irrelevancy and uselessness, news organizations, ofter gatekeepers themselves, still ran their operations as if they had a gate. As if they could control what went out, when it did, and why it did. They maintained that quasi-authority, fourth estate kind of power, even as the fourth estate dissovled into the crowd.

It dissolved when anyone with a notepad, laptop, smartphone and camera could to the paper’s job faster, and more efficiently that it could.

We can’t work like we’re still a type of institutional power. We’re storytellers, and not meant to be “quasi-governmental.” It’s time to open up. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Steven A. Fletcher

May 9, 2011 at 12:12 am