Go Walk Your Newsroom

Jack Limpert writes about his days working in the Detroit UPI newsroom. Which got me thinking about my days in my last newsroom, which was almost as archaic as what he recalls.

It does give us a good lesson – you don’t learn much from a screen. Sure, there’s information on a screen, but not a lot of knowledge. As newsrooms shutter their photo staffs and push reporters to produce more short stories to generate more clicks, the only way to do that is from a newsroom.

I’m very concerned that the disconnect between journalists and sources that has been growing for the last decade is accelerating right now. And that is not a good thing.

(Thanks to Mark Hertzberg for the link.)

Mark E. Johnson

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