NYTimes: When We Do It, It's Journalism, When HuffPo Does It, It's 'Piracy'by Mike Masnick, Techdirt
Mar. 11, 2011
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We regularly see established newspaper journalists look down on the world of sites that add value to news by assuming that aggregating, commenting on and providing context for news first reported by others is somehow a "lesser" product. Of course, what they're doing in some sense is overinflating their own role in the media ecosystem. After all, they don't make the news (usually). They're really adding value to the actual events by reporting on it. The others are then adding additional value to the reporting. It's all part of the ecosystem.