Hey hey! Here’s the latest entry in our weekly post series, “The Pitch.” This post, written by SFB editor Ernie Smith, analyzes the larger implications around the Journatic journalism scandal in wider context. Find him on Twitter over here.
Journatic is only the tip of the iceberg. In recent weeks, the scandal with Journatic, a company that outsources the work of individual stories to people outside of a given community, has drawn scorn and shocked reaction from media pundits and readers alike. But let’s think about this a little more. There’s a root issue here that often gets ignored by outsiders — newspapers have slowly been trimming the edges in every way possible. What does that mean? Let’s analyze after the jump. (image by Free Press, a group running a campaign against Journatic)
FJP: Definitely read through this. Thanks, SFB!