Gannett Newspapers are going to be crowdsourcing their news. Good for them, but with this move didn’t they make a tactical admission that they have lost their core competency – capturing and gathering news. So if that is being crowd sourced, what are they in the business for? Creating tomorrow’s fish wrap today. A senior executive says they got into the business because they were passionate about investigative and hard hitting journalism. Except they nickle and dimed that aspect to death, and this move is just another proof. Free investigative journalistic input from the readers! Right
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[…]There’s a lot of problems with this post, starting with a conflating of the motivations of publishers and editors. The latter fought the former to keep from investigative journalism getting nickel-and-dimed, and to a large extent lost.[…]
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