18 July 2010

"We need more opinions in news"

Here is an interesting perspective from respected technology blogger Michael Arrington on the importance of opinion in news. This is a tricky topic, but it is clear to me that feigned neutrality is not going to help readers get the real 'truth' as distinct from mere 'facts.' The purpose of good journalism is to serve readers/viewers/listeners/citizens. The pursuit of facts and truth must be related to this. Otherwise, journalism would be another bureaucracy.