Journalism’s next frontier is patronizing the Web?

(Isn’t that its current frontier?) Post Story Lab blog, you’re gonna kill me. “Reporters, readers and the quest for journalism’s next frontier,” really? Let us review your two weeks of publication and the types of content you’ve published, in the order in which you’ve published.

Note: I say all this because I still have hope for the team/blog.

Week 1: Build-a-story, pick of the day (magazine archive, with a dig at the Web), reporter’s notebook, build-a-story, build-a-story, pick of the day (current magazine), reporter’s notebook, reporter’s notebook, pick of the day (dead magazine archive), reporter’s notebook, build-a-story, build-a-story, build-a-story, build-a-story, pick of the day (current, asks “Is this journalism” on Web video), reporter’s notebook, build-a-story.

Week 2: Pick of the day (archival speech on papers and magazines), reporter’s notebook, reporter’s notebook, pick of the day (long-form paper story, current), reporter’s notebook, Q&A on long-form beating Twitter, pick of the day (mocking Web minutia), long-form over Twitter Q&A II, build-a-story, pick of the day (current magazine), build-a-story, build-a-story, poll, long-form Q&A III, poll, pick of the day (book cut).

Coming two years late to the reader journalism party is better than not coming at all. But there’s a weird tone in between story building that suggests, with rare exceptions, you’re a dumbass for visiting.

Early Tuesday a.m. addition: Forgetting to link to my previous post about Story Lab left this item somewhat out of context. Here you go.

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