Jay Rosen: What I Think I Know About Journalism


5 Responses to “Jay Rosen: What I Think I Know About Journalism”

  1. g-clef says:

    All too often, though, including a “narrative” translates into “self-important jerk telling me what I should think about this story.” I don’t want that, so I tend to be very annoyed when news stories include “narratives.” If there’s an interpretation or conclusion to be had, let me make it. Don’t ram it down my throat with cherry-picked pseudo-context.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “too many chefs spoil the broth.”
    Is only true when there is an inadequate authority structure, that is, decision value assignment. In other words, in an efficient kitchen, ultimately, only one chef decides how much salt to add.
    `~- Nehmo

  3. Anonymous says:

    The first sentence of his post is wrong. We are MUCH better off with multiple people flying airplanes (just listen to the conversation between Capt. Sullenberger and his copilot while they landed on the Hudson for example). And we are MUCH better off when there’s a host of support people (from assisting doctors to surgical nurses, to robot wielding laser scalpels) in surgery.

    Clearly this guy needs to get himself a better researcher. Or a better analogy maker. Somebody to help him be a better journalist.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think he meant, “too many chefs spoil the broth.” 2 people flying the same plane: good. 3: maybe alright. 20: definitely subpar.

  4. Amelia_G says:

    I like the synonyms for “he said–she said” journalism! And the condemnation of course.

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