Jim Bach, writing for the American Journalism Review, examines the challenge for the Society of Professional Journalists as it tries to transform its venerable code of ethics into a more digitally relevant form. Bach focuses on earlier criticisms of the draft changes in not reflecting the communal creation of content and the shifting contexts for transparency and independence.
Caroline O'Donovan, writing for the Nieman Journalism Lab, examines the rise of secret-sharing apps like Whisper and Secret and their value for journalists. While secret-sharing and anonymity are nothing new, O'Donovan says the new apps are tapping into a clear market need.
Joel Achenbach, writing for the Washington Post, muses on his revelation: He is an aggregator. He writes about the value of interviews, compared to the relative lack of value in grabbing material from online research. Nothing beats reporting, he says.