Re: ProJo Watch
I’ve said for years that hard-news reporting is the killer app for Big Media, but they just don’t want to do it. They want to tell people what to think, instead of telling them what’s happening.In most industries, when you’re losing business, you assume that people don’t like the quality of your product (or at least don’t like the quality compared to what they have to pay for it) and adjust accordingly. So I don’t understand how cutting reporting staff, making news reporting even more sparse, is going to lead to a turnaround in the long-term health of the Projo.
At least on the surface, the attitude on the business side reminds me of one those old Dilbert cartoons, where the pointy-haired boss wonders if he can cut costs enough to to make a profit without selling any products.
Another Instapundit item has more detailed thoughts on the general decline of newspapers, here.