Sunday, February 26, 2006

The changing relationship between journalists and their audience

Interesting column by Eric Deggans, media critic for the St. Petersburg Times and author of the blog Media In The Mirror.

Here's a quote:

Hartman's project has exposed, in an offhand way, the twin forces challenging every news outlet in America: an increasingly savvy news audience and digital technology which allows them more control over their news sources than ever.

So let's ask a heretical question. Why not allow people to choose more than fun, frothy features?

Why not indeed?