…I mean – bitching about the god-awful state of things that seems to be the state of things when trawling about through the news of the day could – to the unwary &/or tragically misinformed – be mistaken for journalism
…& from time to time it might actually tip over into kinda-sorta being journalism – but it’s tricky
…a lot of it comes down to how you define journalism, of course.
I – for example – tend to cleave to a definition where this sort of effort would qualify
…& when we had a surfeit of headline-scanners dropping by to drop those off at SplinterRIP over on Kinja there was a little while there where we actually did a half-decent job of the sort of aggregation that’s a punchline in the header strip but something of a boon on a busy day – even if arguably the only “real” journalism most of us were in any danger of doing was regarding the narrow interests & consequences of the implosion-by-design of the ex-Gawker sites
[…that might be underselling the talents & efforts of others involved but seems pretty sound where this inadvertent ring-leader’s are/were concerned…]
…so – since I already posted a URL to myself in the comments of today’s DOT & even I can only stand so much talking to myself – here’s something that seems like it could have had a comment section but certainly doesn’t have one I can comment in
…& I aim to leave it here because even if nobody especially cares to come find it or say anything about it the one thing I do know is that the relatively few folks who might know to look at much of anything around here are people whose thoughts & opinions about this sort of thing are very much the sort of thing I’d like to be able to read?