Media deep thinkers grapple with the rise of the internet

Thomas Lifson
Nearly everyone reading American Thinker understands how the internet has reshaped journalism, but the denizens of what remains of the journalistic establishment are only very slowly beginning to catch on.  Their baby steps are actually quite amusing to watch, for they betray a ferocious cluelessness, even in the face of the economic catastrophe that is causing the former titans of the industry to struggle for survival, and working journos to live in fear of layoffs. Case in  point: The New York Times, whose public editor (their name for ombudsman) Arthur S. Brisbane, grapples with that paper's hilarious and telling sanitizing of incoming executive editor Jill Abramson's revealing comment in a story appearing on the web, "In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion," she said. "If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." The reason ultimately settled upon by Brisbane, after speaking with other deep thinkers at the Times is that new material added to the...(Read Full Post)

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