Does Technology Hurt News Coverage?
from the all-news,-all-the-time dept
A BBC article which seems to be preemptively apologizing for the fact that with the advent of videophones and laptops and other tools of “immediate” reporting, they’re getting worse at reporting and are likely to make some huge mistake. They basically suggest that such tools make life worse for journalists (as they try to be better for viewers) and leads to bad journalism and an increase in “speculation” as opposed to actual reporting. My guess is that most reporting has always been pretty bad and “speculative”, but at least they had some time to water it down, before it went out on the air.