Laurie Penny Guest Writing on Warren Ellis

I’ve seen Laurie Penny give superb accounts of Occupy and various other protests on the mainstream media in the past year. Articulate and Intelligent, she talks frankly about the journalism trade and the role of the media in staunchy capitalist, discursively vacant times. I’ve sampled a little bit from her piece below, but I highly recommend going to find her at Warren Ellis.

Right now though, with a few exceptions, professional journalism is rarely seen as an exercise in holding power to account. Justly or unjustly, the media, especially but not exclusively the mainstream, corporate-controlled press, has come to be seen as the enemy of the voiceless rather than their champion.

And so it goes. Read it. Its gooooooooood.

Warren Ellis » GUEST INFORMANT: Laurie Penny

 

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