Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fast is Better Than Accurate...Not!

I had the pleasure of watching my niece graduate from Ripon College this past weekend. An added plus was listening to David Plotz, editor-in-chief of Slate, and Hann Rosin, journalist and founder of the women's website DoubleX.

During a panel discussion, which included Ripon alumnus and Los Angeles Times editor Mark Porubcansky, the topic was today's media. What these three veteran journalists sadly acknowledged is that quickness overshadows accuracy in much of the news media today.

I totally agree -- and here are some examples I came across while reading the "news" (and I use the term loosely) this morning. Quick sure doesn't mean accurate...or intelligent.

We celebrate the arm in Jackson...

I didn't know John Barnes was writing Tim Skubick's op eds for him. Bet Tim and John didn't know either...

'Nuf said...

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