Journalism: critiques, discussion, ideas

Here’s something I’ve been browsing and thinking about lately

Quartz’s color-tagged hierarchy of trustworthiness for reporting is interesting, though I think there’s a fair argument that any unconfirmed rumors should just not be reported.

The Des Moines Register’s virtual reality info-game is pretty awesome, but I wonder who the fuck the audience is for that. It’s Oculus Rift-enabled, which is pretty cool.

BuzzFeed was an ongoing topic of discussion at Columbia, but I don’t know if this entry about it really says much. At Collision Conference, someone pointed out that “BuzzFeed and Vice are advertisers with content on the side,” which I think is very true and probably one of the main ways forward to keep producing journalism within the current system: ads first, reporting second.