investigating the nature of fact in the digital age

“He-said, she said” journalism vs “Why-he said, why-she-said” journalism

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

“He-said, she-said” journalism vs “Why-he-said, why-she-said” journalism

In an increasingly crowded world of instant information the need for journalism that explains – not just reports – what is going on is crucial. It’s crucial to an informed population, to democratic process, to holding those in power to account for their actions. Being first with the news <is> important but depth and accuracy must always trump speed. Mathew Ingram at GigaOm recently took a look at some US media start-ups that focus on explanatory journalism. Check out his piece here.

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