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Whitlock on what's wrong with journalism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by boundforboston, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Those able to get aa foot in the door probably have more of an opportunity to do just about anything. I'd think a bigger problem is less of a nurturing environment, fewer chances to learn from a good editor, fewer chances to really stretch out with multi-part story or longform feature.
    wheels89 and SFIND like this.
  3. EddieM

    EddieM Member

    Sports Media Guy has a much fairer, more nuanced opinion than Whitlock ... in my opinion.
    Also, if Whitlock wants to champion the old way of succession, he probably shouldn't mention that's how we ended up getting to read him on such an elevated platform.
    And last jab: I saw the title of this thread and really hoped it was the title of his autobiography.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Skimmed this ... meh.
  5. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Active Member

    I like reading about sports media. Would folks recommend SMG as having interesting/unique content above and beyond Big Lead, AA, Sandomir et. al?
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    What HanSenSE said.
  7. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Whitless is what's wrong with sports journalism because no matter the subject, it's always about him.
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I wish Whitlock would learn and tackle the issue of what is really wrong with Journalism. It's the fact hundreds (thousands?) of good reporters/copy editors/designers were forced out of the business by clueless idiots who don't value writing/editing. Let's face it, higher ups think anybody can do it and are getting rid of anybody who makes a fair dollar.
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