Continuing the discussion from Journalism: critiques, discussion, ideas:
I wonder where the sweet spot is for this. So much of articles about tech come down to inside baseball, and I feel that I didn’t really understand half of what I read until I started learning about VC and startup culture (because we are close to Silicon Valley).
I suppose one could see it as an opportunity to provide context for folks that wouldn’t normally be paying attention to such things. Like being a tech journalist for a newspaper that doesn’t have a strong tech community.
I used to read this thing called ComputerEdge, when I lived in San Diego County (it was a free local printed magazine thing). Its website is super weird now! Anyhow, it was interesting because it had articles on new tech, mixed with reviews and tutorials. Despite the general weirdness of that industry (ad-run print magazines), I always thought it was pretty good, and I learned a lot from it.