On journalism and new paradigms

An interesting discussion of how journalism is not adapting to the changing realities. In the concluding paragraph:

Instead of focusing on inputs, the Times should focus its quality control on outputs: what actually appears in the paper. Drop the absurd ethics guidelines, hire freelancers who know their subjects and how to write about them, and disclose any potential conflicts so readers can make up their own minds. Think about delivering value to the reader rather than ritualistically adhering to journalistic guild customs.

I’m wondering if some of the education world is functioning with similar failure to deal with reality. I’ll have to think about this some more.

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