Quick, somebody Digg this!

I am busy wrapping up old job and preparing for new so I haven’t had a chance to read the latest State of the News Media report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism but I did read an interesting take on it on the Globe’s website.

Writes Russell Smith:

This year’s report summarizes its conclusions as a few major trends. Perhaps the most depressing of them is the fact that despite the massive proliferation of news-headline websites and “citizen” news sites (that is to say, blogs), there is no more actual news being found and reported. In fact, there may even be less.

I have oft expressed my concern about the rapid expansion of the echo chamber when it comes to social media and opinions; it seems the same effect is hitting actual news reporting. I look forward to reading the actual report as soon as I find a few free minutes.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.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