Thomas Fuller on the newly freed media struggling in Myanmar:

Daw Nyein Nyein Naing, the executive editor at The 7 Day Daily, one of the new newspapers, said finding good reporters had been difficult. Her reporters are addicted to Facebook, she said, and often post scoops to their Facebook pages, rather than filing stories to their editors.

She also lamented that many readers appeared to prefer dailies and weeklies that she said ran sensational articles of dubious veracity. “People are not buying quality,” she said.

Even in the newest of places, with the best intentions, history repeats.

  1. internetofme reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    The reality is that even though authors need money for what they do, people won’t pay to read what the authors publish....
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    I think there’s an underlying… human want (for the lack of a better word to put it) to bite on to these sensational...
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    Sensationalism sells. The good stuff isn’t always like that. More’s the pity.
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