Blogging like “karaoke” according to former Orlando Sentinel reporter

Mark I Pinsky, a former reporter on US paper the Orlando Sentinel, analyses why the US newspaper industry is in such parlous states in the Guardian

There’s also a problem we cannot control. Journalism’s statesmen and academics may differ, but many reporters have concluded that the fault is neither in our stars, nor in ourselves – but in our audience. Middle-aged readers say other media now trump newspapers. But more and more, reporters mutter, Americans – especially younger people – choose apathy and superficiality, the luxury of living in a normally prosperous superpower. If they want any information, they can get it from blogs – the hobbyist, derivative haven for karaoke journalists.

Never has Jeff Jarvis’ quote curmudgeons who bark against the full moon of change” been so apposite.

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