It’s REALLY cold in the office, so I was looking for a prior year’s posting for December 7th.
Even though Megan McAddled says this, her fundamental attempt at refutation is WAY off. No, but lazy journalists have assisted considerably:
Lazy Journalists Aren’t to Blame for Death of Print
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg
This week’s announcement that New York magazine was becoming a biweekly was greeted, in my profession, with the sort of cheer that might herald the announcement of a sewer line backup or a mid-honeymoon appendectomy. — New York magazine is very successful.
To be sure, it takes a lot of time to produce a long, reported feature — you’d be amazed how much time. Just putting out one 2,500-word column for the Atlantic took more than a full workweek every month, because you have to interview a lot of people to produce a reported feature, and getting them to talk at double speed is hard.
Right. Because journalism is soooooo “good” these daze. Bullshit, meet Non Sequitur; Non Sequitur: Bullshit.
Make that “unfamy.”
And then I found this draft from December 7, 2010. And NOTHING has changed … here is the draft, complete, minus the “courage” and a note that I’ve added for the last paragraph: Continue reading