A withering critique of Mark Cuban’s Sharesleuth is up over on Buzzmachine. The short version: Mark Cuban’s pre-publication trading creates a conflict-of-interest that undermines the credibility of the Sharesleuth enterprise. But you should read the whole thing to appreciate the full power of Jeff Jarvis’s arguments.
Jarvis also breaks some news, pointing out that Cuban will be the keynote speaker at the Online News Association’s conference. Jeff sounds like he’s looking forward to it.
I sure as hell hope there will be ample opportunity to discuss this and challenge Cuban at the Online News Association. Are they presenting him as some paragon of journalism? Some new kind of media mogul? Some opponent of journalism’s old ways? Or a circus act? I’m bringing popcorn.
Dumb money [BuzzMachine]