Permanent link to archive for 1/15/04. Thursday, January 15, 2004
Tracking the reporters

There's been talk around the blogs about systematically tracking reporters, assigning a blogger to analyze the reporting of a specific professional journalist. I don't think this is a very good idea.

It would be much better to track the candidates by issues, rather than watching reporters.

What you'll find out when you track reporters is that they aren't doing their job. This has very limited value.

Instead we should do the job they should be doing, raise the bar, give them an incentive to do their job.

If you track them you give them too much power, and they'll just whine about it, and it won't improve the quality of information voters get.

Compete with them.

# Posted by Dave Winer on 1/15/04; 10:18:39 AM - --