Who Needs Journalists?

Who Needs Journalists?

We don’t need journalists, right? Is this the future of news-gathering? I have great respect for Professor Rosen, but I am not sure about this latest experiment. We’ll see. To me, this may produce something that’s very popular, but is this a measure of successful journalism. Often, the best journalism tells us what we really don’t want to hear or read.

It’s called “crowd-sourcing.” I call it cheap. The New York Times: “Of course, there’s an economic rationale, as well. Many hands make light work and cheap ones if they belong to volunteers. But Gannett is also betting that people will be more compelled to stay with a product they helped make. (Ms. Carroll said that jobs will not be cut, but redefined. We’ll see about that.)”

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