Journalism isn’t dying, but it’s changing way faster than most people understand

www.uthmag.comBy Chris Cillizza | The Washington Post

The New York Times made a smart move when it named Jim Rutenberg its new lead media writer. Rutenberg’s latest — on the ongoing BuzzFeed-ification of news and how journalism must/should change — is a very good read. And, while I don’t agree with every word in it, I think there’s something very important about how journalism needs to change contained in these lines, in which Rutenberg quotes Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei:

It starts with Mr. VandeHei’s admittedly provocative proposition that “journalists are killing journalism.” They’re doing this, he says, by “stubbornly clinging to the old ways.” That’s defined as producing 50 competing but nearly identical stories about a presidential candidate’s latest speech, or 700-word updates on the transportation budget negotiations….

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