July 21, 2009

I found my way to this article, authored by David Simon (he of creator of The Wire fame), in which he neatly sets out his take on the state of contemporary journalism. I’m in complete agreement. As someone who plows a dirty furrow on the edge of the media industry for a poorly operated publishers, it pains me to see papers that I hold in high regard filling out internet sites with link generating stories for the sole purpose of Google optimisation. Once people learn to stop writing in top 10s we might be able to get down to serious business again.

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