Partisan Fact-checkers: Motivated But Counterproductive

This past week I got a pitch in my inbox about a group that would be fact-checking half of the Scott Brown / Elizabeth Warren Senate debate. And by half of it I mean the Scott Brown half, because the organization pitching me was a progressive advocacy group. Of course, when I tweeted about how […]

The return of bundling and the indirect value of ‘serious’ journalism

In the past, I’ve argued that serious journalism isn’t becoming less profitable, so much as being exposed as having never profitable in the first place. In doing so, I’ve leaned on Clay Shirky who argued the same in 2009: Journalism written for that fraction of the population that follows the news closely has always been […]