Ted Mann on The Courant Bloodbath

Duh.

Duh.

The Day‘s political reporter and a friend of mine, Ted Mann, offers his take on the 100-person layoff at The Courant.

We need more than ever to have good people watching and listening, and perhaps most important, asking the right questions and ensuring that they are answered at full volume, where those answers can be heard. Those of us who remain in the state’s dwindling press corps need the competition, too.”

Ted’s point is well-taken. For all the talk about mainstream media incorporating innovation, new media and Web 2.0 trickery into their toolkit, perhaps the most important thing for the rapidly-dying journalism industry to realize is that there is no magic bullet, no amount of audio tracks, no number of warm video segments that’s going to slow this steep decline.

Also, read Matt Yglesias on The Washington Post’s most recent step towards irrelevance with their incredibly stupid decision to defend George Will’s specious global cooling claims.

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