Cory Leonard

The Bloomberg Way – James Bennet – The Atlantic

In politics on November 7, 2012 at 5:15 am

Bloomberg waxes poetic on the life of a political leader in the Twitterverse and other challenges of governance, including a declining media establishment:

The bad news is, I think it is fair to say, the quality of journalism has gone down dramatically. It is a function of the economics of the news business. We don’t have experienced reporters. We get rid of them and get low-priced novices who have never traveled and have no understanding of what they’re writing… We don’t have the editors, we don’t have the legal beagles, you have the competition of the blogs—I don’t know what the difference between a blog and a newspaper is, for example, and sometimes they have different standards, even under the same logo and the same name.

So I think we’ve dumbed down, and it’s not good for society. It’s hard to argue that we aren’t going more towards an instant-gratification, sound-bite kind of world. And I think the technology is driving that; the economics of the business, as I just said, is driving that; the political process is driving it.

via The Bloomberg Way – James Bennet – The Atlantic.

 

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