attribution is important
Maybe its just me but I don't consider reading something written by the AP ... then rewriting the same information to be journalism.
I think we need more people trying to add useful information and less people simply regurgitating it.
Higher standards for attribution would be nice. Ideally I'd prefer the option to view my news stories to be splattered with foot notes.
Often some fact or statistic will be thrown out there, and everyone is using it but you can't figure out where it came from.