The Imperial Editors
Tom Rosenstiel, in Fork Mediacritic (Vol. 1, No. 3,1994), P.O. Box 762, Bedminster, N.J. 07921.
There is nothing new about news editors using Associated Press (AP) or other "wire" stories to second-guess their own reporters. But inforrna- tion technology has taken the second-guessing to new heights-and that is a very mixed bless- ingr Rosenstiel/ writes politics and the media for the Los Atz2eles Times.
Editors at major news organizations now re- ceive a torrent of information fro...