Jonathan Stray | Storify :: Journatic's fake byline thing may have been wrong, but what are the ethics, and realities, of using non-local staff to churn out cheap local journalism? Are newspapers going to be forced to do it for economic reasons? What is the real effect on quality? Does anyone read these sorts of stories anyway?
[Jonathan Stray:] I wondered if this was distracting us from deeper questions -- or giving us an excuse to criticize Journatic, when it might just be showing us uncomfortable truths about local news production.
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