Gladwell lauds WSJ in Enron case

In his blog, The Tipping Point, author Malcolm Gladwell offers kudos to the Wall Street Journal for breaking the Enron story (vs. other interested parties who stood much more to gain from Enron’s demise), noting the irony of current, ongoing efforts to dismantle institutional journalism. “Maybe… we have underestimated the value of impartial, professionally-motivated, under-paid and overworked generalists in tackling the kind of information-rich, analysis-dependent ‘mysteries’ that the modern world throws at us,” he suggests. The ensuing comment thread is incredibly informed and revealing.

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