October 10th, 2008
The Fall of Newspapers
By Angela Connor
There’s an interesting debate taking place on a blog I read frequently.
In this particular post, Jeff Jarvis maintains that the fall of journalism, is indeed, journalists fault.
Here is a paragraph from the blog post:
“It is our fault that we did not see the change coming soon enough and ready our craft for the transition. It is our fault that we did not see and exploit — hell, we resisted — all the opportunities new media and new relationships with the public presented. It is our fault that we did not give adequate stewardship to journalism and left the business to the business people. It is our fault that we lost readers and squandered trust. It is our fault that we sat back and expected to be supported in the manner to which we had become accustomed by some unknown princely patron. Responsibility and blame are indeed ours.”
Ask yourself….did you play a role in this?
Now go read Jeff’s post for yourself, and be sure to add BuzzMachine to your blog aggregator.