Thoughts on News and Papers
View From the Ledge has some thoughts on news and papers that should be read in every news room in the world. An excerpt:
I gather my news from blogs or online sites and occasionally hit the news button on Google. The delivery is immediate, a service that newspapers just can’t supply simply because the type of delivery they use just can’t move that quickly. Where the web can deliver changes within minutes, it takes newspapers half a day – if they have two editions – or a full day to report.
In this case, old news is definitely not good news.
So I don’t look for my news to be delivered in ink. What I do look for is opinion, analysis, feature articles, and personal essays. In essence, newspapers have become magazines where I look for entertainment and perspective.