Truth to tell, alternative media will never have the same kind of resources of established media (not in a long while) and not even the same access to newsmakers. Most times, they try to add value to the work that has already been done by someone else – usually mainstream media reporters who have done the hard slog – and put it in a different package. It’s still the same detergent although it may smell very different.
Then, does anyone care? We’ve become so enamoured with efficiency and productivity that we forget that we sometimes need some slack to create something brilliant and beautiful. We need more people doing journalistic work if we want to be better informed with a variety of information and not be immersed in just one narrative.