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David Simon, Arianna Huffington and the Future of Journalism

There are 14 comments on the www.thenation.com story from May 12, 2009, titled David Simon, Arianna Huffington and the Future of Journalism. In it, www.thenation.com reports that:

We who still practice the journalistic craft in the shattered remains of American newsrooms have developed a particularly high regard for David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun reporter and creator of the HBO series The Wire .

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hopeandfaith

United States

#1 May 12, 2009
When Arianna Huffington speaks.......I turn around and walk out.
IFeel4U

United States

#2 May 12, 2009
I went to see "State of Play" this weekend. A great movie. It reminds us that without newspapers; who will do the in depth investigative stories? We must have newspapers that have the ability to dig behind the scenes. This takes time and money. In this age of attention deficits and the need for instantaneous information; the necessity for this type of investigative news is a great threat. We must not let it slip away.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#3 May 12, 2009
Arianna Huffington and journalism don't belong in the same sentence!
hopeandfaith

United States

#4 May 12, 2009
IFeel4U wrote:
I went to see "State of Play" this weekend. A great movie. It reminds us that without newspapers; who will do the in depth investigative stories? We must have newspapers that have the ability to dig behind the scenes. This takes time and money. In this age of attention deficits and the need for instantaneous information; the necessity for this type of investigative news is a great threat. We must not let it slip away.
I agree that good investigative reporting is one of the mainstays of our country. Too long now we have been fed a dumbed down storyline that is either a complete falsehood, or one that is entirely politically biased. There are so many things that need a good shovel to dig up with truth. Acorn needs investigating, hopefully, we will find out some answers to our questions.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#5 May 12, 2009
IFeel4U wrote:
I went to see "State of Play" this weekend. A great movie. It reminds us that without newspapers; who will do the in depth investigative stories? We must have newspapers that have the ability to dig behind the scenes. This takes time and money. In this age of attention deficits and the need for instantaneous information; the necessity for this type of investigative news is a great threat. We must not let it slip away.
'Hope and Faith' is right. Media as a whole is too agenda driven. A case in point is the ACJ right there in Atlanta. Nothing but a propoganda, ideologically driven tabloid. That paper sucks!
IFeel4U

United States

#6 May 12, 2009
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>'Hope and Faith' is right. Media as a whole is too agenda driven. A case in point is the ACJ right there in Atlanta. Nothing but a propoganda, ideologically driven tabloid. That paper sucks!
Well thanks...I think. lol. I can't remember how I felt about The Raleigh News and Observer.(Used to get that years ago)

Actually I don't really have any beef with the AJC. I find it fairly balanced. It is very pro business. It has been so busy lately just dealing with rising crime from every direction.

Many local papers are extremely conservative, especially in small towns. I don't even mind that, as long as it covers the news and happenings in my area. I don't let editorials impact me one way or the other. They are interesting but they don't sway my thinking.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#7 May 12, 2009
IFeel4U wrote:
<quoted text>Well thanks...I think. lol. I can't remember how I felt about The Raleigh News and Observer.(Used to get that years ago)
Actually I don't really have any beef with the AJC. I find it fairly balanced. It is very pro business. It has been so busy lately just dealing with rising crime from every direction.
Many local papers are extremely conservative, especially in small towns. I don't even mind that, as long as it covers the news and happenings in my area. I don't let editorials impact me one way or the other. They are interesting but they don't sway my thinking.
The N&O is average for an average sized city. I read the Chicago Tribune mainly since I lived there for a long time. WSJ has a good online subscription for business.
The AJC....balanced....really?
Seriously, I guess the main thing is to read as many different sources as you can find the time for. Same for televised news. That's the only way you can get 'fair and balanced'opinions.
IFeel4U

United States

#8 May 12, 2009
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>The N&O is average for an average sized city. I read the Chicago Tribune mainly since I lived there for a long time. WSJ has a good online subscription for business.
The AJC....balanced....really?
Seriously, I guess the main thing is to read as many different sources as you can find the time for. Same for televised news. That's the only way you can get 'fair and balanced'opinions.
Exactly!! I get my news from everywhere. Just hope print paper is able to hang in there to compete with the internet. I want both.
IMPEACH OBAMA

Houston, TX

#9 May 12, 2009
We need honest journalism to go out there and expose acron for the mafia like tactics glen beck has been exposing. Safe house just to hold the money from extortion . Strong arming hundreds of bussinesses that send money to this house in louisiana. We need to expose them.
Damn

Seattle, WA

#10 May 13, 2009
Huffington is a joke, and an ugly one at that!

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#11 May 13, 2009
Damn wrote:
Huffington is a joke, and an ugly one at that!
I zont like de vay she tawks either.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 May 13, 2009
So, how will journalism be paid for in the future?

You all seem so intent on slamming Huffington that again, you miss the boat.

How simple it must be to be
A simpletion.
TASKMASTER

North Port, FL

#13 May 13, 2009
"Wash. gov OKs tax cut for newspapers
Gov. Chris Gregoire has approved a tax break for the state's troubled newspaper industry."

I would not worry to much about the liberal press.Their Boy,the one who gives them all a thrill up their collective lions, The same, who Obama said all voted for him,will insure his "Clackkers" are in place to perpetuate his propaganda!!.......Its The "Gobbles Factor"

Chicago style .."Pay Back!"...its Works!!
Les Claypool

Fairfield, CT

#14 May 13, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
So, how will journalism be paid for in the future?
You all seem so intent on slamming Huffington that again, you miss the boat.
How simple it must be to be
A simpletion.
This "simpletion" would have to say pay must come from "advertisements" just as it is done now.

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