Robots - the journalists of the future?

New companies have emerged to connect online workers with jobs that can be cheaply and efficiently outsourced over the Internet. Gary Swart, the CEO of one of the more successful online job brokerages, oDesk, said he is seeing increased demand across the board, including for "lawyers, accountants, financial executices, even managers". And robosourcing is beginning to have an impact on journalism.

This degree is amazing

Hello people who've never heard of me (hey Bill)!

I'm a graduate of the first ever undergraduate cohort at CfJ. This coming summer will be two years since I finished.

It's not a barrel of fish looking for jobs at the moment (lots of NEETs around), but I found a few round here (Wales, but not the bit with strong accents).

What quickly became apparent was that I had three years' work experience, doing things that you need to do in almost any job:

- get people to help you for free (like be on camera, or tell you their life story)

Fisk faces backlash for criticising war reporters

Robert Fisk has attacked coverage of events in Syria, saying 'There's something faintly colonialist about all this'. He claims:

- That the "heroic myth" of the war correspondent has pervaded the public's consciousness to such an extent that journalists sent to cover conflicts now regard themselves as more important than the people on whom they are reporting.

This nearly made me drop my newspaper

Remember that guy we all laughed at in school - you know, he thought giraffes had long necks cuz their ancestors stretched to reach the high-up leaves? How could he fail to realise that it's random mutations that cause evolution, which are then reinforced through 'survival of the fittest' style environmental pressures? I mean, duh!


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