And here's whyhttp://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/reporters-are-an-endangered-species.html.
Algorithm's will write the stories. I've had it with algorithms running the world.. From controlling the stock markets, to manufacturing polling data.. When so many of the items controlled by these mathematical mafia have shown themselves to be either totally wrong ,crooked, or at best controlling it's time for people to get back in the game.. Do I think this is possible as long as the bottom line controls the world..
So logically the change can only be done by us.. Yeah I know group actions are impossible... but wait.. If you just take the news as an example...What would happen if we just didn't watch any attempt at news that we recognize as generated bullshit... It's already happening at our house... from being newsfreaks to only watching selective shows.. and damn few they are.... When enough of us quit watching the bottom line goes away and the Ted Turners of the world return.
One other little sidebar.. Craigslist did not destroy newspapers, they were on the way to destruction long before the list became a power... When the new owners of papers tried to push the normally staid earnings of a paper into competition with different industries the only tool available to them was to cut staff, cut pages, use obviously manipulated stories off the wire, article size to 300 words or less and keep add prices high... It was their own greedy selves that destroyed them... and reporters are paying the price.
Internet sites that do news, and progressive radio shows have a hard time generating income for a very simple reason, a lot of us out here can't donate to every show we like... few can afford the 500 bucks a year it would cost to support all... So the end result is Journalism as a career at present is a dead end market..