David's second blog in the JM5051 series—a reflection on David Monagan's recounting of his infamous and inadvertent online defamation of President Michael D Higgins—forecasts a grim future for the industry if there is "a lack of emphasis placed on getting facts right or double checking for inaccuracies", and applauds erstwhile Forbes writer Monagan for removing himself from “the speed and inaccuracies of new media".
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David Monagan’s mistake in calling President Higgins an ‘acknowledged homosexual’ teaches an important lesson about accuracy in modern Journalism. This mistake occurred because of Monagan’s desire to speed up the writing of the article, in order to concentrate on a more heavily-researched story. 281 more words
This week’s class ended with something of a warning for up-and-coming journalists, in the form of an article written by David Monaghan. In it, he writes about a “journalist’s worst nightmare” – he mistakenly alluded to Irish President Michael D. 301 more words
With her aptly entitled 'Notes on a Nightmare' Jane O'Faherty offers this quite pessimistic response to former Forbes online journalist David Monagan's error about President Michael D Higgins. Jane considers the future for journalists to be a grim one, marked by a “persistent culture of unpaid internships and low salaries” that will “not pave the way to a news and glorious medium"…
Online news: the way of the future
In my last post I briefly mentioned the driving force behind the decline in print journalism – declining advertising dollars. 897 more words