Friday, October 21, 2011

News As Real-Time

This from Poynter, in particular the Jeff Jarvis point about the "news story" getting into the way of the news stream. This is one of those seems like old times moments as I think back to APSE seminars from the late 1990s about how the game story was dead because it was dated by live stats.

Maybe they are right, but I look back at something else Jarvis said, but on Leo Laporte's This Week in Tech. There Jarvis and John Dvorak made the argument, along with Leo, that the analysis, the educated opinion, the background and insight of the writer was the key. As Dvorak put it, the "book of knowledge" (half seriously meaning Wikipedia and other real-time sources) has the facts, what we need is interpretation.

No comments: