I really enjoyed Jay Rosen’s post of a draft of a talk
he’s going to give he gave in which he talks about “wicked problems.” These are problems so complex that they’re hard to describe, and so difficult that you may not even identify them until you have a solution. Jay talks about how to journalistically cover wicked problems, which tend to be the most interesting and important problems to cover.
From my slanted point of view (no View from Nowhere for me!), wicked problems are problems that it takes a network to understand.
Anyway, read Jay’s post. It’s enjoyable, insightful, and provocative in the right ways.