Saturday, December 30, 2006

journalism innovation

"popularity" + "reputation" versus "intrinsic quality"


9. The most important journalism innovation will be:A. The combination of reputation and popularity in selecting news that matters


I’m not sure what they mean by “news that matters” — it seems an ill defined phrase to me: news that matter …to whom? … in what circumstance? etc.
aside from that, I don’t know that using “reputation” is necessarily such a good idea — at best, it seems to be just an approximation of qualities that may be better assessed on their own right (I would even favor “blind assessments” — where those who assess pieces of news have no idea who wrote the stuff… it *shouldn’t* make a difference… of course, this assumes you could independently check facts etc.)


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