Jeff Jarvis responds to criticism of his blogpost questioning the orthodoxy of the article.
This article titled “Online journalism: I want to elevate the article, not denigrate it” was written by Jeff Jarvis, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 13th June 2011 14.25 UTC
Frédéric Filloux wilfully misrepresents me so that he may uphold the orthodoxy of the article. He will be disappointed to learn that we agree more than he wishes. Here is what I am really saying about the article.
First, far from denigrating the article, I want to elevate it. When I say the article is a luxury, I argue that using ever-more-precious resources to create an article should be taken seriously and before writing and editing a story we must assure that it will add value. Do most articles do that today? No. Go through your paper in the morning and tell me how much real value is added and how much ink is spilled to tell you what you already know (whether that is facts you learned through Twitter, the web, TV, radio, et al or background that is reheated more often than a stale slice in a bad New York pizzeria).