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(Chicago Trib)   Can new wave of investment keep American journalism off the cart?   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 13
    More: Spiffy, United States, American journalism, Americans, Pierre Omidyar, investments, venture funding, journalisms, Jeff Bezos  
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2014-03-26 10:10:03 AM  
They feel happy, *HAPPY*!
 
2014-03-26 10:17:34 AM  
Responsible journalism is a critical piece of modern western society.  It's always had value--it's amazing how they've been mishandling that value.
 
2014-03-26 10:33:39 AM  
Buzzfeed and Gawker are considered "news outlets" now?
 
2014-03-26 11:09:18 AM  
Nope. I get all my news from Slugline now.
 
2014-03-26 12:50:45 PM  

Psychohazard: Responsible journalism is a critical piece of modern western society.  It's always had value--it's amazing how they've been mishandling that value.


This.
The LA Times brought the Bell corruption scandal to light even as they were being gutted under the "leadership" of Sam Zell. We need some way of keeping good journalism alive in this country.
 
2014-03-26 01:14:24 PM  
Short answer: no.

Long answer: nnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo.
 
2014-03-26 01:18:34 PM  
I think my definition of indie media differs from the authors
 
2014-03-26 02:22:28 PM  
Don't you mean off the wagon subby?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-26 04:52:59 PM  
Because yes, more corporate journalism is just what we need!

Invest = investors = profits = dividends to the investors = cultural failure.
 
2014-03-26 05:12:27 PM  
The fact that one of the guys who got filthy rich coming up with paypal decided to finance a media outlet to be run by Matt Taibbi which will continue his tradition of pointing out corruption in politics and finance causes me no end of joy.

The same guy already finances a separate media outlet run by Glenn Greenwald.

Adversarial journalism is about to have a major, desperately needed, rebirth.

Then there are existing non profits like Pro Publica that have been doing very good work.
 
2014-03-26 06:24:50 PM  
No
 
2014-03-26 06:46:37 PM  
Given the stuff my local newspaper prints on a daily basis and the stories they intentionally avoid due to the pressure applied by the owners, journalism died a long time ago.

/The people in the print media are like the newsroom the last season of the Wire: they're staring out the window at something burning and saying "It's a shame we can't send anyone out to cover that."
 
2014-03-26 07:14:38 PM  
I understand that people increasingly don't have time to digest long form journalism on a regular basis anymore, but the new story length standards of maximum 10 inch stories is too far in the other direction.

But when all you care about is someone's device/IP address loading your pages...
 
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