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THE LAST WORD

web 2.0 = journalism 1.0

By Michael Young

Does the demise of the print medium mean the end of critical thinking?

Illustration by Julie Yeung.
Some months ago, I interviewed a leading Australian visual arts figure and as the interview drew to a close I slipped in a totally unrelated question to catch the subject off guard. “What,” I asked, “do you think of the state of arts journalism in Australia?” The interviewee looked suspiciously at the tape recorder. “Switch that off and I’ll tell you,” he snapped back. The answer was
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