A man hits up an editor with a tough question: can we save journalism?
Peter Fray
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As you say, we’ve reached peak content, and the journalist’s/editor’s role as curator is becoming increasingly important, but the other problem with the model of pushing out lots of content as quickly as possible is that it ultimately leads to lots of op-ed pieces and “hot takes”, at the expense of the deeply reported investigative pieces. As media companies everywhere focus on feeding the content beast, the stories that take longer to produce and won’t necessarily make up for that time investment with increased viewership and hence ad dollars fall by the wayside. That’s always been the most useful service of journalism, and it’s still very much at risk of disappearing.

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