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In defense of the Economist (or: What matters now)

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In a world where the news outlets are just parroting the same things which I can see for myself online, the only type of real written reporting which matters anymore is analysis. Connecting the facts into the broader picture (history), providing the type of expert opinion which I may not be able to glean for myself (that is, good analysis, not the speech of “experts”… an “expert” has variable reliability, and I can always get what they want to say directly from their blogs), and providing linkages (linking to other news articles, original source material and expert writings/blogs on the subject).

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Written by logand

April 12, 2010 at 12:14 am

Posted in Society, Technology

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