Service journalism

Jeremy Olshan, editor-in-chief of MarketWatch:

We are all drowning in a firehose of information at the expense of not only our attention spans but also true understanding. Our industry has a moral responsibility to help readers translate all that information into knowledge. Into wisdom.

This article isn’t specifically about tech journalism, but all journalism. I believe in reporting the truth, without bias, about any topic I write about. You may not agree with me, and that’s okay—in fact that’s healthy. When it comes to reporting on Apple, which I’ve been doing fo 25 years, I find myself in more disagreements with other writers more than ever before. A lot of that comes from me questioning the motives of why a story was written—which are often sensationalized—instead of enjoying the read. We need to help readers understand the information we write about.