Digging the New Journalists

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

So, 100 people account for most of the Digging on Digg. No wonder that Jason Calacanis is offering to pay the best recommenders on Netscape.

These are the new journalists, folks. They’re being paid (or are about to be) paid for sifting through the dross out there and pointing us to the best of it. That’s what magazines with product sections often do. That’s what magazines whose news stories rarely come �off dairy� do.

There will always be room for good, investigative news writing and great, informative and entertaining feature writing. But the dross around the edges will be quickly and cheaply killed off by this sort of aggregation-and-selection process. And that’s a challenge.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.