What Happens When Anyone Can Write The News?
from the it's-already-happening... dept
While the Wikipedia folks are debating a Wikinews project that would let anyone come in to write and edit the news, journalists are complaining that the web has made “serious journalism” more difficult by actually opening up commentary to those who have a biased position. Of course, both of these discussions simply show what has been happening for a long time: the process of journalism is being forced to open up. It may make it “more difficult,” but the end product should be better informed people. Sure, there’s a lot of “bunk” out there, but the waves upon waves of bunk should eventually force people to be a bit more skeptical of everything, and learn to trust no sources on their own.