Center for Ethics and Leadership

Monday, April 6, 2009

It Seems I Have Found A Cause -- Newspapers

Randy Siegel, the publisher of Parade magazine, has a very interesting op-ed in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. Briefly put, rumors of the death of newspapers are greatly exaggerated. Siegel has done the kind of work journalists should do. Time magazine published at a list of this country's ten most endangered newspapers. But, discovered Siegel, Time's affiliate 24/7 Wall St. created the list. 24/7 also runs a website designed to give traders daily tips on hot stocks. Siegel sniffed out an agenda. He also went on to criticize a few other apparently objective media analysts who actually shill for new media. As Siegel writes, newspapers are in trouble. But beware the analysts for whom their demise will be lucrative.

(And I am aware of the irony of my defending newspapers in the very new media that threaten them, a blog.)


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