Traditional Articles Getting Downgraded?

12 Oct

 Jeff Jarvis says the traditional news article is now more of a luxury in his article “The article as luxury or byproduct.” http://buzzmachine.com/2011/05/28/the-article-as-luxury-or-byproduct/ He does not claim, like some, that the traditional news article is not needed. He says that it is only needed in some cases, while new media like Twitter can handle shorter pieces. I can see where he’s going, but I don’t agree. Not everyone uses Twitter, or other online media. These people wouldn’t have access to the online reporting. Additionally, it sounds like an excuse, so reporters won’t have to spend time writing lengthy articles. Writing a short Twitter update is not the same as writing an article. Writing an article takes much more skill and intelligence. Personally, I don’t want reporters who are less-qualified giving me Twitter updates. What I want is an in-depth article.

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