Brian Lam: the net's greatest threat to journalism is not old vs new, its that reporters no longer get as much exposure to new sources in real life.Peter Kafka: @blam biz problem, not tech. Encourage reporters to walk around, make calls, they will. Reward them for reblogging, they'll do that.Brian Lam: @pkafka true. but remember, in old media, they rereported stories from scratch that were already written by comp., instead of links. worse!Peter Kafka: @blam true dat. plenty of old-media was (and is) essentially reblogging. that's my point - not tech, but biz model.The Editorialiste: @pkafka @blam so how to solve biz model incentive problem? what's the answer?Brian Lam: @editorialiste I think its a judgement call between aggregation and reporting. and a resource thing. reporting is expensive if done old way.
- How do you stay on top of breaking news if you're always doing original reporting?
- How do you become more than a regurgitation mill if you're always rewriting or rereporting third-party content?
- And is online reporting really the same as what mainstream media used to do, just more transparent?