Open Thread Mondays: Medi-yeah

I had a long and interesting conversation about some of the neighborhood’s news outlets yesterday. I don’t want to get into specifics, but we got to talking about the various elements that go into creating successful news media.

That kind of conversation is always good to have; it sparks the development of Sheepshead Bites as I incorporate those thoughts into future coverage.

In a way, we’ve already been discussing this on Sheepshead Bites. When a commenter dives in and criticizes my reporting of one thing over another, or including or excluding some information, I’m happy to have that conversation. Reporting isn’t a perfect science, and I try to be as transparent as possible so that you’ll understand the decisions I make and the processes behind the work.

But let’s take a moment to have that conversation more explicitly. What do you think makes a good news outlet?