CJR has a funny article about how digital journalism has imploded. Duh:
The digital winter turns apocalyptic
Yeah, no kidding.
Did you really think online versions of the archaic model would save that profession?
A web site writing about 8-tracks is not going to take Internet by storm.
It does not matter which direction we look — Print, Radio, Television, Internet — journalism has collapsed.
Because it is not about a faulty business model, Donald Trump, Russia, Facebook, white supremacists, being called “fake news”, or the other hundred and one things reporters always blame.
I outlined the reasons in my latest book, but whenever it’s mentioned, those who want to be in denial merely resort to gurning rather than thinking.
The delusions of grandeur do not play in a world where everyone else can indulge in delusions. They prefer their own delusions to yours.
The collapse of digital media is disturbing for the press because of their incessant mantra that “digital is the future.”
No, that was the case over twenty years ago.
If you cannot see your own reality, you cannot cover the reality of others.
That’s the heart of the problem and why the profession is no longer a thing no matter what medium it uses…