Confusing “Media” with “Journalism” is part of the problem.
I recently wrote a piece here on Medium that got lots of attention and, since it was all about honesty being a source of legitimacy, I should be honest and say that it felt very cool and validating to see it being forwarded around a lot.
I appreciate all of the nice things people said about it. I also appreciate the negative things people said about it, and there were lots of good points made. But I got a fair amount of criticism (or agreement) on points I didn’t actually make, and I want to make one of those clear now.Original