Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I can not remember the last time I picked up and read an article from the New York Times.  A new documentary called PAGE ONE is coming out that looks at one year at the New York Times. Looking at the trailer I think it will show the denial that is occurring in much of the old media organizations. News organizations like the New York Times are in the same place network radio was in the nineteen fifties. They can't believe that they are not relevant anymore. When someone like Sohaib Athar can tweet about the raid on the Osama Bin Ladin's compound Sunday before a New York Times reporter based in Pakistan has even woken up and picked up their phone the handwriting is on the wall. Hell, I was blogging in China on a boat floating down the Yangstee River in 2005. I even think I got a question from Brian Stelter (now at the New York Times) about it when he was a student at Towson University and writing TV Newser at the time. Between, bloggers, tweets and You Tube one can get a pretty good idea of what is going on without the bias of the Liberal editors getting in the way. Every individual can decide what news is relevant for them and not have to wait for the 10:30 editors meeting at the New York Times to make that decision. That is a good thing for society but, unfortunately not for old media organizations like the New York Times.

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