Monday, February 13, 2012


I have no idea if the new potential owners of my local fishwraps will be any worse than the last couple of owners of my local fishwraps, but I think we're probably entering the last days of the "objective" newspaper model that we've had for the last 70-80 years ago. I don't think the big danger is the breakdown of that model - flawed in concept and practice - but that it'll take several years for readers to understand that the old model is no longer operative. Kind of like people played along with Fox's claims to "Fair and Balanced" for years.