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The New Journalism after Enron

I ran into this article about how journalism’s high point was Watergate but how in this new data driven age, journalism needs to be better prepared to handle information glut and expose the next Enron:

The press earned its stripes covering a scandal about which information was scarce. The press lost its stripes covering a scandal about which information was plentiful.

The plenitude of information, not its scarcity, defines the world we live in now. And journalism must change to accommodate that fact.