Just to echo Neil’s comments in welcoming Jeff Jarvis to the pages of the Guardian, in a fine column on newsrooms and new media which encapsulates all the ideas he’s been expressing on buzzmachine for so long. :
MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | Hacks must get with the program: * Return to newsgathering. Journalists want to make news; that is why they obsess about scoops and exclusives and waste effort putting their stamp on the commodity news everyone already knows. Why else would we send 15,000 journalists to political conventions where nothing happens? The only way for newsrooms to grow is to learn the lesson of 7/7 – that witnesses can record and report – and be open to the news that communities create. We should aggregate all the news that’s fit to repeat.
I love that phrase “aggregate all the news that’s fit to repeat.”