Hold the Reddit hype – Salon.com

« […] there’s another possible objection: citizen journalism is doing more or less the exact same thing that traditional journalism has always done, except not as reliably or sustainably. Crowdsourced journalism doesn’t seem to do long-term investigative journalism well, nor does it do well at identifying and tracing large-scale societal problems, or high-level analyses of medical, scientific or financial news, the kind of things that require expertise. Instead, it’s really good at breaking news about shootings and war, the same “if it bleeds, it leads” coverage that the media is frequently criticized for overemphasizing. » 

Hold the Reddit hype – Salon.com.