Only Two Kinds of Journalism

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More on NowPublic.

(Via http://justagwailo.com/2007/07/31/7794 "There's only two types of journalism: good journalism and bad journalism")

Scott Karp's "It’s Not Citizen Journalism Or Crowdsourcing - It’s Just Journalism"
http://publishing2.com/2007/07/30/its-not-citizen-journalism-or-crowdsou...

I don't care about the terms so much, but I am very concerned with defining journalism as process and standards (which everyone has to talk about more) and not as a profession.

Especially in the context of NowPublic's AP deal, where editing to make the Associated Press happy could kill anything of value.

Perfect timing, I was trying to look up the sordid history of the AP:

Steve Boriss: "The REAL media consolidation problem is the AP network"
http://thefutureofnews.com/2007/08/01/elephant-in-the-room-the-real-medi...

We need to create new delivery mechanisms. NowPublic could be an important one, but not if it has an editorial elite influenced by the AP, which is frighteningly often simply bad journalism.