I read the most gripping news story last night and it was written by Buzzfeed.
As we morn the death of Gawker, it’s important to realize that journalism (especially alternative journalism) is still important. We’re living in a world where the person with the highest pocketbooks get to dictate the message.
The younger generations have created sites like Buzzfeed, Vice etc to share the important stories, while also monetizing the site effectively with memes and lists. Both have their share of cringe-worthy posts but they are also delivering pieces that wouldn’t have been written or discussed anywhere else in the same way. They’re asking the tough questions and challenging what is not being said elsewhere.
But still it’s scary that someone could maybe come along and decide their fate.