Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crazy Thoughts


[L]ocal television reporters (who aren’t in the same danger as newspaper reporters) are a lot better than anyone gives them credit for.

I've made similar statements before and haven't gotten much agreement in comments. I've also lived enough places to know that the quality of local TV news varies substantially from place to place. When I lived in SoCal it was awful in all the ways that people usually suggest. But I also think there's a tendency to judge newspapers by their best aspects and local TV news outlets by their worst. Local TV news can be pretty good. More than that I think the local news organization of the future will likely be TV-based, with an online component to flesh it out. The near future, anyway.