Mixed Media: Why the Web Makes for So Much Bum Reporting

Journalism isn't a science, but it's the setting for a grand experiment. The hypothesis: that you can dismantle the venerable institutions of journalism while preserving the accountability and integrity they represent. Well, that hypothesis hasn't been faring so well lately. In the past couple weeks, three online news organizations have illustrated different but related dangers of practicing high-impact journalism without the safeguards of a traditional newsroom.