Apparently I’m being lazy today, and sending you elsewhere to do your reading. Here’s what else I think you should check out:
- The Internet Is No Substitute for the Dying Newspaper Industry – The premise is completely bonkers: Hedges argues that the newspaper industry is failing because the newspaper industry is failing, and we’re screwed because the newspaper industry is failing. Despite this, he makes one or two good points, like the problem inherent in letting people read only the news they choose to read.
- A cure for curmudgeons – Jeff Jarvis vents his frustration with curmudgeons, and rightly so. Curmudgeons in charge are, in fact, the main reason for newspaper failure that Hedges so carefully avoids (probably because that wouldn’t make a very effective argument for saving the curmudgeons).
I found these links through Jay Rosen’s twitter.