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April 01, 2010

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The two girls who are living with the family also don't claim it's journalism. The Entrway as it exists right now is just their personal story. They are upfront about that.

Also Knight isn't supporting this. Spot.Us has put money into a pot that the girls hope to use to fundraise so they can do original reporting that will not feature them but tell the story of those in the neighborhood.

@Note, the site is called "The Entryway. Two Reporters Move Into A New America". So yeah, this is supposed to be journalism. And why does it take 2 of the whitest of white people to tell the story of MacArthur Park, anyway?

It's amazing to me how offensively clueless these 2 women are. Ugh.

You sound like you're grinding your teeth, A. And that's...okay... Trying to be Stuart Smalley and failing.

"Because it's a pretty basic fucking rule of journalism that you are not the story. You may be telling the story but it's not your story, so get the fuck out of the way"

I wish you could shout that from the housetops. While living on the SE coast, everytime a hurricane came through, we were deluged with "reporters" who spent 1/2 the time on the fact that they were there and 1/4 of the time on useable information.

Local TV news announcers seem to have picked up that the story is that they are reporting on the story.

But the story is that the story is being reported, snapping wave-forms into place and creating reality.

It's the quantum theory of journalism.

If they didn't report on it, it wouldn't exist.

I had to stop at the first entry and boiling water for her "charcoal face mask." WTF?

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