Monday, March 24, 2008

Catherine the Great

One of my favorite women on planet Earth is Catherine Crier.

The journalist, best-selling author and former judge is as tenacious as she is brilliant -- and she's just written a spectacular little essay decrying the unconscionable failings of the TV news industry. It's currently a featured article over at the Huffington Post.

Do yourself a favor and read it.

(The Huffington Post: "Newsrooms Revolt!" by Catherine Crier)


david said...

Wow. I expected something more substantive from Crier - that was pretty damn lite.

VOTAR said...

So, umm...

Ms. Crier will lose her job on TV for writing a blog, right?


Jim said...

At this point, I don't think it's a matter of believing the the new internet media. The fact of the matter is that when I see or read ANY story in the "established" media, I immediately go to the internet to get the "real" story - I don't even think about it anymore it's a matter of habit.

You have 24hour news networks that can't get any further into a story than a 10 second sound bite and a lame poll. But, thanks to the internet I am no longer left to scream this helplessly at the TV, the power is now in my hands to go fill in the huge blanks left by the current media.

Old media is just a dying format catering to the computer illiterate and many times the outright illiterate. They're successful in gathering these left behinds of society with (Not only what equates to, but many times simply is) a shining, glittery object.

I'm glad to see that some of them are starting to finally realize it. Not because I can't wait to go back to the old media, (I long ago lost trust in them beyond simple entertainment.) but because it will be fun to see them suffer as they watch their relevance slip away.

Suffer, news man, suffer.

Stephen said...

When I started I used to wonder how those 20 and 30 year guys became so bitter. Those clips she linked aged me another 10 years.