1. this relentless focus on giving readers what they want has exposed confusion and concern within The Post’s newsroom about journalistic standards. Many Web-focused staffers are more inclined to post a story that is not fully verified, simply because it’s the buzz on the Web and will draw traffic. Veterans, steeped in a print culture, worry that a fixation on traffic-driving celebrities will cheapen The Post brand and lessen its commitment to public service journalism. If traffic ends up guiding coverage, they wonder, will The Post choose not to pursue some important stories because they’re “dull”?
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