I’ve now been fielding interview requests about this post from The Agenda, CBC, and other organizations, which I will respectfully decline. There’s not much more to offer on it at this end, as I’m no expert in journalism ethics, crowdsourcing, or how the industry works.
I appreciate that mainstream media want to discuss the issues, and thank the tweeters from all quarters and across the spectrum, but I leave it to others with more expertise. I’m sure journalism profs or other media experts can provide more insights and knowledgeable comment - and the public can weigh in on that.
p.s. Comments are much appreciated but need to be kept respectful (or they'll be removed). Repost at will with thoughts that don't invite contempt (or other things).