"Sometime in the early 2000s, it was clear that the building of American journalism was on fire, and yet we all stood outside on the sidewalk like it was some kind of drill . . . chatting about last night’s “American Idol” or the Phillies’ inept bullpen. In 2007, we’re finally starting talking about calling the fire department, grabbing some extinguishers and searching for the dead and the missing. But the flames are climbing here into the night. And we are still out there on the sidewalk . . . talking about it."More here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
In Search of a New Way to Cover the News
An excerpt from The News Fix, buddy Will Bunch's forthcoming semi-instant book: