Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Media on the ropes

The forum yesterday on the fate of the news media and its relationship to the blogs posed more questions than answers. Mostly of funding and legal issues. Marcy Wheeler raised the issue of how much we all count on the efforts of other - like the ACLU - to do the leg work of getting at government source material. Their lawyers do the work and we benefit.

Other notable comments were from a former reporter who noted that advertising losses have forces staff cutbacks and higher workloads which lead to lousy reporting. But it begs the question of which came first, the lousy reporting or the loss of revenue and readership.

Cheap hotel we're in has no wireless, plus the hour each way on the metro makes blogging while here more of a pain than it should be.

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