Roy Peter Clark, a veteran news executive, has written an extensive essay arguing that we criminalize practices that are not plagiarism. He has a long list on non-sins that he believes are misconstrued as plagiarism: self-quoting, grabbing a turn of phrase, inadequate paraphrasing, patch writing, boilerplate descriptions, among them. Poynter.org has posted his provocative piece and prefaced it by noting the views are Clark's and not those of the Poynter.
Daniel Victor, a social media editor at The New York Times, has written a critique of the Twitter hashtag for Nieman Journalism Lab. He decries them as aesthetically disruptive and heavily overused. Moreover, they can bias search results because those who have used them repeatedly often get to the top of the query result. He thinks they're useful to gather small communities of interest but ought to be used less often for more obvious content.
Politico executive editor Jim VendeHei has posted a video in which he wonders about the future of non-partisan media. He believes Politico is trying to find a way to keep such media financed, but he also believes the future of non-partisan media "is in doubt."