Links you probably won’t find on Romenesko
Neil Henry’s call “for corporations such as Google to accept more responsibility for the future of American journalism” was a popular link off Romenesko yesterday. Today we get a letter that says Henry didn’t go far enough.
I’m guessing Romenesko’s links are the sole source of journalism commentary, particularly that of the future of the industry variety, for many, maybe most, newspaper reporters and editors. Print journalists, on the whole, aren’t exactly a 622-RSS-feeds-a-day bunch, after all. Fair enough. But the lack of alternate viewpoints generally reflected in Romenesko’s links on the future of our industry is downright dangerous given his site’s reach in our newsrooms. This is a crucial moment for newspapers, and we all need to pay attention to a diverse range of ideas and opinions.
In that spirit, here are a few posts whose authors disagree with Henry, compiled for the benefit of my ink-stained colleagues who haven’t heard of Technorati.
- Shoot the Google
- Shooting red herring in a barrel
- Note to print media: Fire your sales team ASAP
- Cutbacks at the Chron are Not the Death of Investigative Journalism
- Berkeley’s Neil Henry Takes On New Journalism Reality
- The Trouble With “The Decline In News” Has Nothing To Do With Journalists
- The decline of rational argument
- Should Google Subsidize Journalism?
- Death of Journalism – Blame Google? No. Ask Google to Lead? Yes.
- Chronicle Says New Media Responsible for Sub Par News
- Mama Google’s nipples
EDIT: Good letter to Romenesko that went up after my original post.