by Paul Bedard, an opinion writer at the Washington Examiner with his own column "Washington Secrets"
This article, found in a politically focused magazine and online news source that serves the D.C area, addresses the falling interest in print journalism. The article is…
Anyone else find this disturbing? Granted, for my pleasure reading (when I had time for it) as an English major, I avoided “high-brow” literature in favor of easy reads to give my brain a break…perhaps this is a similar idea. Then again, graduates, as in journos who want to break into the work force, should be very much aware of their field. So yes, I find this mildly disturbing. Thoughts?
We need to stop looking at the medium as a sign of 1) the intelligence of the reader and 2) the quality of the content. Fact is, a story published online is as good, if not better, than its paper equivalent. Media outlets that fail to understand this will be left behind. (It’s worth noting, by the way, that Bedard’s own paycheck comes from a product, The Washington Examiner, which recently shut down its daily print edition and laid off most of its employees. So his point in that light is a bit messed-up.)