11 Ways Old Journalism Was The Worst
In October of last year, Brookings published an essay by Robert Kaiser entitled „The Bad News About The News,” which was probably well-intentioned, but was also – I’m sorry to say – hilariously bloviated, self-important, and wrongheaded. It did, however, accidentally raise a few quite interesting points.
Some selections from that piece, to give you a sense of it:
Accelerating technological transformation has undermined the business models that kept American news media afloat … the great institutions on which we have depended for news of the world around us may not survive … no one has found a way to make traditional news-gathering sufficiently profitable to assure its future survival … “By undermining the economic basis of professional reporting and by fragmenting the public, [the digital revolution] has weakened the ability of the press to act as an effective agent of public accountability … its institutional distress may weaken…
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