Angry Journalists vs. Wired Journalists
Which would you rather be? Well, you have a choice now, thanks to a pair of new web sites that have launched recently: AngryJournalist.com and WiredJournalists.com. The former is is based on the concept of despair, highlighting a seemingly endless stream of public griping without accountability. Here’s the mission statement:
Why are you angry today?
Tell us what’s making you upset at your journalism job.
Anonymity guaranteed. One rule: no real names.
The latter is based on the concept of hope and empowerment. Here’s the mission statement:
WiredJournalists.com was created with self-motivated, eager-to-learn reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty in mind. Our goal is to help journalists who have few resources on hand other than their own desire to make a difference and help journalism grow into its new 21st Century role.
I think it’s pretty easy to tell which group has the brighter future, don’t you?