Monday Note
Frederic Filloux continues his exchange with Jeff Jarvis over the importance of articles vs. live news coverage such as tweeting and blogging. It started with Jarvis' post a few weeks ago suggesting that articles are sometimes unnecessary byproducts of the journalism process. In Filloux's latest post, he writes, "As great as they are from a user standpoint, live blogging / tweeting, crowdsourcing and hosting 'experts' blogs bring very little money – if any, to the news organization that operates them." True economic value, he writes, comes from works of original journalism. Moreover, Filloux contends that "process journalism" can encourage mediocrity: "It’s one thing to acknowledge live reporting or covering developing stories bear the risk of factual errors. But it is another to defend inaccuracies as a journalistic genre." || Related: The news article is breaking up.