It’s always bugged me to read stories in the press about the financial problems the press is having. Journalists, it turns out, aren’t too clear-eyed (and often aren’t too intellectually honest) when it comes to analyzing the collapse of their own profession.
My argument for what’s really going on, or at least the beginning of a series of them, is currently up at Splice Today.
The result is a longâ€”too-long probablyâ€”detailing of the five central issues that I contend are at the heart of the collapse of daily journalism. To me it’s incredible that they are almost never detailed in mainstream accounts on the troubles of the industryâ€”because there’s no way to fix the problems if it’s not acknowledged what they are.
Part I is up now. Part II will be up later today. I’d welcome, of course, comments, criticisms and other thoughts on the industry.