This isn’t even reporting, this is second hand sharing of information, it’s the telephone game. The excuse for this type of reporting is “well, we sourced it to xyz” as if it’s ok to share information you didn’t bother to follow up on, shrug and say “they said it, not me” when it’s knocked down. The idea of “process reporting” is that you show what you’re seeing and you fix things as you go along. It’s a terribly messy, chaotic and not altogether useful way to inform your readers. It makes readers less likely to rely on you and just adds more noise to the whole process. (via The network effect of bad information — Medium)

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