http://www.wired.com/news/culture/media/0,72067-0.html Colour me cynical, but isn't this a way for Gannett to reduce their reporting staff?
Hard to say. Consider this quote from the article:"We weren't prepared for the volume, and we had to throw a lot more firepower just to handle the phone calls and e-mails,"...
And this one:"The newspaper of the future is going to need more programmers than copy editors,..."...
In a way, it reminds me of Swift's flappers. All of the data out there, who decides what part of it is aggregated and/or presented for general public consumption?
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