Fatuous Sydney 2UE radio reporter Latika M Bourke not only won the 2010 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year award but has now been employed by the ABC as its Social Media Reporter. I’ve unwillingly been inflicted with Ms Bourke’s vacuous style of “journalism” while using Nicholas Gruen’s Twitter feed to disseminate Missing Link Daily blog and alternative media reading recommendations.
I can only heartily endorse the sentiments of a commenter at the ABC blog where Latika’s appointment was announced:
This is truly remarkable. A person “tweets” anything and everything they see, without analysis, without discretion and often without an even basic understanding of the issues at hand and they get a job with the ABC.
There are any number of bloggers who would have made better ABC appointees because they have a strong understanding of social media and an infinitely superior grasp of politics, current affairs and logical thought processes to that of Ms Bourke.