Jan 152013

Trust Me, I'm Lying.
Ryan Holiday.
Page: 166 & 167
Iterative journalism, process journalism, beta journalism–whatever name you use, it’s stupid and dangerous. It calls for bloggers to publish first and then verify what they wrote after they’ve posted it.
… iterative journalists throw up their hands, claim to be knowledge-less, and report whatever they’ve heard as news.

How many times have you seen stories reported that only contain what the neighbors know. Within hours the details change but the “news” never stops. New information from new sources allow the story to be updated until the final story bears little resemblance to what was originally “reported.”

Jan 092013

Trust Me, I'm Lying.
Ryan Holiday.
Page: 6
It’s hard to browse the Internet when you are haunted by the words of A. J. Daulerio, the editor of the popular sports blog Deadspin: “It’s all professional wrestling.”

Headlines & stories are not designed to inform but to garner clicks and shares. Pandering to your audience is the new normal.

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