Recently I have been looking at the newspaper as a service and as a business (for reasons that will become apparent later). Something is becoming clear. While the Internet makes information plentiful, and this in turn may be a challenge to some aspects of the newspaper business, deep insight and trust remain as scarce as … Continue reading The Internet makes trust and insight scarce commodities, and makes newsroom veterans more valuable
David Simon, one of the duo behind The Wire, The Corner, and Generation Kill, on society and news journalism: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2009/aug/29/david-simon-edinburgh-interview-full http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8E8xBXFLKE (skip the first 6 minutes of preliminary dialogue) (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJNkL12QD68 (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhPZYjRgqTI David Simon, "Does the news matter to anyone anymore?", The Washington Post, 20 January 2008.