Journalistic Integrity

Garbage frontwoman, Shirley Manson, confirmed today that her latest Facebook rant wasn’t about Kanye West but about an industry insider. Fitting anyway.

However, she went on to say,

“Modern journalism in most cases these days, barely resembles the craft that was once practiced with such care, skill and integrity. Instead we are stuck with provocative scandal mongers who will stoop at nothing in an effort to drive people to their web sites.”

I’m glad she gets it because it seems everyone else certainly doesn’t.

I strive to find a place (or better yet, create my own) where integrity is at the forefront. I am not a robot, miming what others do for money and/or page views. I will not stoop down to a level of stupidity by wasting my time and talents on mediocre nonsense just for a page view.

If you want substance and authenticity, I’m your girl. If not, be on your way. I’m tired of being passed over for a miniscule mind who’d much rather write a 10 point list on why being in your twenties sucks…with a degree no less.

That is all.


4 thoughts on “Journalistic Integrity

  1. this is why Shirley Mansion will always be my favorite leading ladies.
    With that said, never lose that attitude.
    Write wonderful content and it will be appreciated!


  2. But being in your twenties does suck sometimes and the only way to express it is with a 10 point list with tons of gifs! In all seriousness, I do think that the world of journalism as a whole has taken a blow. And there are plenty of people that are only interested in seeing how many pageviews they can get. But there are still a lot of great writers/articles to be found if you’re looking in the right places. And if you automatically dismiss someone’s writing based on the format they choose to express themselves, then that’s a problem.

    I still think that in the end talent wins over everything else. If you have interesting things to say and can write well enough, eventually people will take notice.


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