If journalism continues operating at ‘peak content,’ the quality of journalism produced will ultimately decline

As journalism hits “peak content,” Erica Berger writes that many journalists are nearing their maximum possible output, ultimately lowering the quality of work they create. Berger writes: “If the media continues to be created and spread at such a rapid rate, we know the effects are unlikely to be positive. Fact-checking already has a troubling tendency to fall by the wayside. The need to churn out constant content also means that editors often lack the time to do more than proofread. … Most worrisome of all, we could lose journalists’ ability to act as watchdogs on behalf of the public.”