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Is Link Journalism any different to the majority of reporting?

ReadWriteWeb has an interesting but not exactly deeply thought-out piece on Link Journalism . I think the point they miss is to question how much journalism done for mainstream media channels is nothing more than repitition of the day’s news agenda – it’s not a coincidence that most journalists’ bosses are called editors .

Haven’t you ever noticed how many news channels at any given time are just churning through the same few Reuters or AP stories as everybody else?  This can be potentially, if not in fact usually, less “original” than more obviously link-based journalism as there is inevitably less freedom and multi-lateralism in the sources.

Then again, I went to art college I have even read Death of the Author so I guess I’ve been a bit brainwashed.