The Death of Journalism?

I don’t know if you heard the news, but Playboy is combining it’s web and print efforts and moving most its staff to Chicago.  This is just one in cough in the long, slow death rattle of journalism as we know it. And it’s really getting me down. How am I supposed to climb a mountain that’s crumbling? I feel like I’m in the movie the Neverending Story and the Great Nothingness is attacking my profession. It’s not fair, Hunter S. Thompson didn’t have to deal with this crap.

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3 responses to “The Death of Journalism?

  1. You’re confusing the message with the medium. Journalism isn’t dying anymore than acting died when motion pictures became widespread. The convergence of media is a natural part of journalism’s evolution.

    • I agree with your point. However, I’m afraid that the New Order will not benefit writers. People like Perez Hilton will be millionaires, but where does that leave the lovers of words?

  2. That is your challenge to figure out. Some writers will make money and a few will make big money. Take up the gauntlet and go fight that dragon! Talent shines in any environment.

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