Pining for HC at huffingtonpost
Björnke von Gierke
bvg at mac.com
Sat Jun 9 11:05:27 CDT 2012
This is actually a money problem. Dead tree journalism is increasingly paid on levels befitting a hobby, and website journalism never was paid decently to begin with. This is also why there's such an exploding amount of op-ed and opinion pieces all over the news media: there's no need to do long research or fact checking, so the time spent per word is decreased, and profit margins are increased (this increased profitability is mostly expressed by laying off people, and making one person do the job of previously 3).
On 04.06.2012, at 22:37, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> Typical of journalism these days. A lot of journalists don't research very well, I think because it has apparently become acceptable to write a small disclaimer or retraction buried on some obscure page nobody reads, once it becomes fairly common public knowledge that the journalist screwed up.
> On Jun 4, 2012, at 11:58 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>> What I don't get is that these supposedly tech-savvy writers don't do
>> simple web research and discover the big elephant in the room (LC
>> Revolution) in the first place. This last one didn't even mention
>> Supercard. Not great journalism, IMHO.
>> Stephen Barncard
>> San Francisco Ca. USA
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