Ben Thompson on new shots that have been fired between the New York Times and Amazon over the news organization’s coverage of working conditions. Interesting to note that Jay Carney now works for Amazon and the place both chose to post their stories; Medium.
The fact of the matter is that The New York Times almost certainly got various details of the Amazon story wrong. The mistake most critics made, though, was in assuming that any publication ever got everything completely correct. Baquets insistence that good journalism starts a debate may seem like a cop-out, but its actually a far healthier approach than the old assumption that any one publication or writer or editor was ever in a position to know All the News Thats Fit to Print.
Id go further: I think we as a society are in a far stronger place when it comes to knowing the truth than we have ever been previously, and that is thanks to the Internet. Its a good thing that Amazon can post to Medium, and its healthy that Baquet responded.