As a person interested in media-related news, I subscribe to a lot of feeds that give information on launches, scandals, flubs, and about 10,000 peoples’ ideas on the future of the newspaper industry.
But I also get a lot of news about executives changing jobs. Like Jon Dube, who left as CBC’s director of digital media to join ABCNews.com. I understand the CBC writing a little article about it, and Inside the CBC repeating it, but does every news media blog in the universe also have to repeat the story?
First of all, anyone interested in media is going to be subscribed to a bunch of these blogs and is just going to read the same thing over and over again.
Secondly, this news might be more interesting if I knew who Jon Dube was, or what if anything he did at CBC to make him worth my interest.
I have nothing against Dube, and he seems like a great guy, but it’s a bit annoying to see all these rewritten corporate press releases regurgitated as news without any background or analysis, by people who have no idea of the news value of what they’re reporting.