Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Facebook as news?

Times are tough at CanWest Global, especially the local newspapers in the chain. But this was an article published in the Vancouver Province about a car accident that killed two girls.

Instead of going to interview friends or family of the deceased, the reporters based half their story on comments posted to a Facebook tribute page.

This brings about a good debate; is this an example of lazy reporting or is this the new style of reporting in the world of new technology?

This has been an Ernest contribution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

okay, i read the article and i have to agree. that's just plain laziness on the part of the reporters. i wouldn't call that journalism of any sort. pleh.