The current issue of The New Republic offers many ways (long and short, funny and less-so) to worry about journalism (not to mention, “What’s Politico Doing to Journalism?” from which, an excerpt):
[Politico’s founder Robert] Allbritton is dismissive of one of the things print papers did well—long-term, long-form investigative journalism—and tells me Politico is unlikely to field an investigative reporting squad. “I think we have to acknowledge that the money is spent for reputational benefits and a public service play,” he says of the Times’ and the Post’s investment in enterprise journalism. “Why does someone have to go off and write their thesis paper while they do it?”
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.