"It's not new that media gets stuff wrong on fast-moving breaking stories. What's new is how quickly and how effortlessly this wrong information is published. The scale of error that is quietly becoming tolerable among the media is new."
Reflecting on news coverage of the Newtown shooting, Edward Wasserman, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism, flags up a disturbing recent phenomenon - not before time. Haste - due to the importance of breaking stories first - is increasingly resulting in the sacrifice of journalistic rigour and standards (such as they are).