American Journalism Review :: The ridiculous battle over who “broke” the news on the health care ruling―and why it’s dangerous.
Q: Which news organization was first to report on the U.S. Supreme Court's health care ruling?
A: Who cares?
[Rem Rieder:] Now there's no doubt the scoop is a time-honored tradition in journalism. Breaking a big story is a big deal. And that competition to unearth powerful and important stories can be a very positive force. But worrying about being first on reporting something that is handed to you and everyone else? By 24 seconds?
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