Where is News Going?

Today I came across two articles that I found really disturbing.

The first is from The Hill,  Dick Morris wrote an article “Obama vs. Freedom” about possibly subsidizing news media.  Now I can’t think of anytime in the last 4 years that I have known about Dick Morris that I have agreed with him, but on this point I will.  I think government tied into financially with news outlets to against everything I believe in.  If you are liberal minded, take a look at the comments – they are unbelievable [thanks to a Drudge link].  You have to read between the lines, but fundamentally the story seems to be logical.  Journalism and government do not mix.

Then my buddy Milo sent me a link to an article on TechCrunch by Paul Carr “A Death of A Thousand Hacks: New Forbes Editorial Genius In Bold Plan to Kill Forbes”.  Read the article, it will scare the hell out of you.  Going with what seems like a scattershot approach to journalism.  Take thousands of terrible articles and hope that one is good.  It is all about SEO and page views – whether they are useful or not.

Today I am very depressed about the news media – when NYT goes paywall it will be the last nail in the coffin.

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