Briefly – On the Ballad of Sam Bankman-Fried – Worthwhile article considers, often sympathetically, some downsides in the trend toward ‘corporate journalism’. Specifically: A fawning PR piece on the young champion of Effective Altruism. One of several issues discussed: The important role the Web plays in creating “an immutable public record for other journalists and historians.” IMHO this is a point not to be forgotten!
All this said, I’d add that journalism generally did not shine altogether too brightly here -although LA Times and others were digging into what was going on as Bankman-Fried plied Washington’s Corridors of Power in the late Summer.
Everyone likes a good story, including writers. But the writers earn their credit by exercising some skepticism, especially of good stories that may turn out to be too good to be true.