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The new face of journalism: PJ, Groklaw, and SCO

Apr 05, 2010, 11:02 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Wheeler)

"Even though this had the potential to seriously harm the most important development in information technology (IT) — the rise of open source software — almost no IT journalists looked into it. The few that did tended to spend little time looking at (or for) evidence. If journalists are simply reorganizing press releases, there's really no need for journalism, is there?

"...Traditional journalists may bemoan the loss of local newspapers, but why should people pay for rehashed press releases when the blogs are a more accurate and broader source of information?"

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