The real reason local newspapers are dying » Nieman Journalism Lab

Ok, this is why I love Twitter (generally). Somebody will post something that’s either a link to an interesting article, or something that makes me go, “Oh, yeah?” and go look it up, and…

«HANTSCHEL: Newspaper editors and publishers hire all these people because of their incredibly advanced bullshit detectors and their question-asking skills. And then you somehow are confused and upset when they apply those to their own newsroom. I and my colleagues would sit in meetings and be like, well, why is the company doing this? And they’re like, well, you shouldn’t be asking questions. And that’s literally the only good thing about us. That’s the only thing we know how to do is ask annoying questions of people standing in front of podiums lying. That’s our entire lives.»

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