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(Axios)   Good news for local journalism. A new generation of sites are helping fill the void after newspapers die. If you define local journalism as "Woman uses her English BA to blog about her winebook club, friends' kids, and essential oils she's selling"   (axios.com) divider line
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2021-12-29 8:55:06 AM  
Um, subby, if you actually read a good chunk of what tries to pass itself off as "local journalism" or "web-based journalism" today, you'd see that's all it really is anyway. And has been for quite some time. Just for giggles, hop onto CNN's website and count how many "articles" on it are "reporting" on something like the 14 Best Target Products Our Producers Can't Believe They're Still Buying. Report back when you're finished.
 
2021-12-29 8:57:30 AM  
Are you kidding? Even the top newspapers don't edit anymore. The story writing is horrendous. Misspellings, poor grammar, poor sentence structure. They give a journalism degree to just about any millennial asshole.
 
2021-12-29 9:41:02 AM  
So someone is willing to pay me for sitting through and reporting out on 200 city council and school board meetings per year?
 
2021-12-29 10:20:33 AM  

IgG4: So someone is willing to pay me for sitting through and reporting out on 200 city council and school board meetings per year?


Beliving sitting in a city council meeting tells you anything about city government was local newspapers' entire reason for being. And the good reason most no longer exist. There are bad reasons, but it was assisted suicide by publisher, his golf buddies, and that one reporter who has been there forever that hates change.
 
2021-12-29 10:23:47 AM  
I Homeschooled My Son Brayden In Traditional American Christian Family Values To Fight Against The Liberal Satanic Pedophiles. Here's Why.
 
2021-12-29 10:43:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: They give a journalism degree to just about any millennial asshole.


How else will Boomer journalism professors keep their jobs?
 
2021-12-29 10:47:49 AM  
Does "local broadcasting" mean whatever local news station Sinclair decides to buy in your area?
"Are Democrats using the COVID vaccine to push their communist, Satanic, gay agenda?  See what our intrepid reporter has to say at the top of the hour!"
 
hej
2021-12-29 11:42:06 AM  
I get all my news from Twitter
 
2021-12-29 11:52:56 AM  

hej: I get all my news from Twitter


If that gets to be too much work, the Pol Tab is now a Twitter digest.
 
2021-12-29 12:01:24 PM  
Protect the essential oil workers!
 
2021-12-29 2:38:25 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Um, subby, if you actually read a good chunk of what tries to pass itself off as "local journalism" or "web-based journalism" today, you'd see that's all it really is anyway. And has been for quite some time. Just for giggles, hop onto CNN's website and count how many "articles" on it are "reporting" on something like the 14 Best Target Products Our Producers Can't Believe They're Still Buying. Report back when you're finished.


Crap journalism predates the printing press.
 
2021-12-29 2:49:26 PM  

Russ1642: Crap journalism predates the printing press.


But roughly aligns with the advent of cheap publishers.
 
hej
2021-12-29 7:30:26 PM  

slobberbone: hej: I get all my news from Twitter

If that gets to be too much work, the Pol Tab is now a Twitter digest.


That was basically the joke.
 
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