Where Are The Journalists?
So I went to Google News today and saw an atrocious article from a website called Gather.com. I’m not even going to link to it on my blog.
Gather.com says it’s run by “hundreds of freelance writers.” But the bylines of articles actually lead to profiles of “members.” Businessweek even calls it a “social-networking site.”
So I’m assuming most of Gather.com’s writers aren’t journalists. If not, then what business do they have running a news publication? And if Gather.com is not a news publication, then why did Google News show it to me?
I was told I should be logging on to online news portals like Google News. But if that’s the stuff they show me, I think I’ll just stick to the New York Times, a real newspaper.