What’s happened to mainstream journalism?

May 21, 2011
This is what has happened to mainstream journalism:
This is not a supermarket tabloid. It’s the well-respected San Jose Mercury News, my hometown newspaper. Trying to get readers. This week.

It reminds me of the old joke:

“What kind of girl do you think I am?”
“I think we’ve settled that; now we’re just arguing about the price.”

The bills must be paid.

I don’t know how newspapers, a slow medium, can compete
in today’s 24 hour news environment.

But I do know that re-hashing material we’ve
already read online (12 or more hours ago)
using sensational tabloid headlines that include exclamation marks!
is probably not the way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Follow Carol


Here you’ll find my blog, some of my essays, published writing, and my solo performances. There’s also a link to my Etsy shop for healing and grief tools offered through A Healing Spirit.


I love comments, so if something resonates with you in any way, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by–oh, and why not subscribe so you don’t miss a single post?


Subscribe to my Blog

Receive notifications of my new blog posts directly to your email.