Are journalists listening?
Dave Winer: “Or perhaps they just aren’t listening and could have written the story without the interview but want a soundbite so it appears they did a deep investigation.”
I just got off the phone with a friend who spent a week as an outsider working with a team of journalists from a large Danish paper, and she brought fresh evidence that their work style is to go out and confirm their prejudices, they just need the soundbite. When the facts don’t stack up, the article still confirms the prejudice, it’s just a bit weaker. Now that’s confirming my prejudice :)