Sean Parker, the former Napster chief and Facebook president, found himself the object of significant journalism criticism a few weeks ago. For his wedding. In the redwood forest of California. He says the Internet journalism portrayed him as it would a "genocidal dictator." For TechCrunch, Parker tries to set the record clear about the wedding, its environmental impact, and the lessons learned about the journalism that greeted it.
Matt Taibbi, writing for Rolling Stone, argues that all journalism is advocacy. He notes the recent skirmish about whether there is an agenda behind leaks about U.S. government surveillance secrets, and says it's a myth to purport that objectivity is anything more than a pursuit. "Obviously, journalists can strive to be balanced and objective, but that's all it is, striving. Try as hard as you want, a point of view will come forward in your story."
Ciara Bryne and Gabe Stein, writing for FastCo. Labs, look at the storytelling approach of Circa. It uses objects, data, images, quotes and other "atomic" elements to build, rebuild and reuse content. They interview Circa chief David Cohn about the innovative techniques to develop object-oriented news.