Some good advice for the news business.
To do this, they have to practice innovation-by-omission. That is, they need to stop writing stories that don’t deserve to be written.
Newsrooms no longer have the luxury of wasting resources on non-stories — on “the journalism of filling space and time,” as Jeff Jarvis put it. They no longer have the luxury, in an information-overload world, of wasting readers’ time with non-stories or information readers already know. Readers will simply go somewhere else.
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.