'The 75-20-5 Rule'

MG Siegler, on the dearth of truth and accuracy in tech journalism:

Tech reporters, don’t be lazy. You can talk yourself into any truth, but an absence of facts is not a validation of anything beyond the fact that you have bad sources. The best way to get to the truth is often to triangulate. The liklihood that you’re going to get all the information you need from one source is infinitesimal. Or they’re chatting you up because they’re spinning you. Get bits at a time. Play that information off each other. Get creative.

Don’t write something because you can. Write something because you should. Or don’t write anything at all.

Good piece and good advice, which is applicable to other forms of journalism as well