Lament for a Dying Medium

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Will

Will writes from Washington, D.C. (well, Arlington, Virginia). You can reach him at willblogcorrespondence at gmail dot com.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    You are demand, and therefore supply will be provided. How this will take shape is hard to say exactly, but I just don’t think we’re facing the impending doom of print. Maybe of some print, but certainly not all.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’m pretty sure that you will have no end of people and/or corporations willing to filter your news consumption for you.

    The problem is that you will have options that didn’t used to also be there.

    For example, real time information coming in from the places.

    Instead of having to wait until September 15th to finally read the story you wish you had, you get to see all kinds of information right now.

    Moreover, in addition to the story you’ll read on September 15th, you’ll have the option of the other stories written by Fox kinda people. You’ll have the MSNBC kinda people as well. Mother Jones will have a story as will National Review.

    Indeed, you’ll have no end of the possible perspectives and commentaries on the stories that will eventually come out.Report

  3. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    E.D., I think it’s no contradiction to claim that we’ll see the death of print (for newspapers, anyway) and that there will be filters on our news. Lord knows I have one–it’s called Yglesias, Klein, the League, et al.Report

    • Avatar Will says:

      Right, and those “filters” are explicitly motivated by an ideological agenda (members of the League included). There’s something to be said for striving for objective reportage, even if that’s an incredibly difficult goal to attain.Report