NYTimes: When We Do It, It's Journalism, When HuffPo Does It, It's 'Piracy'by Mike Masnick, Techdirt
Mar. 11, 2011
1.Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors
2.'15-Yr-Old Boy' Who Killed Swedish Social Worker Is Actually Somali-Born Adult
3.Caught On Camera: Preacher Cited by Officer Because It's "Illegal to Offend People"
4.VIDEO: Australian Feminist Politician Gets Told Off After Accusing Opponent Of 'Mansplaining'
5.Man Says He Was Fired After Pulling Gun in Gun-Free Zone to Save Woman's Life
6.Ted Nugent Replies 'Eat Me' to Critics of 'Anti-Semitic' Gun Control Post
7.'Bagged For Life': Comedy Video Mocks UK Bag Tax
8.Ticketing For Profit So Rampant, State Lawmakers Forced to Take Action -- Cops Are Furious
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.