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Warhol, The Prophet

"I'm confused about who the news belongs to. I always have it in my head that if your name's in the news, then the news should be paying you. Because it's your news and they're taking it and selling it as their product. But then they always say that they're helping you, and that's true too, but still, if people didn't give the news their news, and if everybody kept their news to themselves, the news wouldn't have any news. So I guess you should pay each other. But I haven't figured it out fully yet." --The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, 1975.

 

Prefiguring everything from celebrity journalism to user-generated content, Warhol was asking a question 30+ years ago that the media industry still hasn't fully figured out yet either.

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Taken on January 19, 2009