Must-Read: Felix Salmon mourns the coming journalistic future. But it has seemed to me for a long time that most reporters worth reading would produce better work if they could find their audience without all the intermediary armamentarium of “editors and fact-checkers and clear ethical guidelines”. Why do I think this? Because those come with additional very heavy organizational, rhetorical, and moral baggage. Because most reporters worth reading at all are much more interesting and teach me more via email and in person than when they are placed behind the screen of the media organization. Why is this so? Because most reporters want to be trusted information intermediaries, while rather fewer people who run or set up media organizations care much about being so.

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