Morning Reading 8 21 09Posted: August 21, 2009
- How can the government save journalism? [Online Journalism Blog]
- What Are Readers Worth? [Ezra Klein, of the Washington Post, responds to Paul Farhi’s American Journalism Review feature] Klein is an online-first author at WaPo, so his view of his colleague’s recommendation is fairly interesting to consider:
But putting my interests aside, this gets to one of the odder conflicts in journalism: Farhi is saying that the media should make a decision to inform fewer people. To do its job — if you understand its job as providing news rather making profits — worse.
- “Audiences are more stratified by media habits than they are united by common interests.” [From Peter Feld’s Tumblr response to some of the conversations around Farhi’s feature]
- The General Columnist Era Is Over [Spencer Hall at the Sporting Blog]