Journalism on Today’s Interweb, Part II
5 Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Himself
It used to be that journalists wrote about the Saints, and fans bullshitted in bars. Now journalists have eliminated the bar from the equation...and the fan. They just go straight to bullshit.
Quick Out, March 25, 2013
Why was anyone upset by the prospect of the Times-Picayune folding? It’s been lousy for decades, and it continues to plumb new depths.
Case in point: it’s Monday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. And so far, on NOLA.com’s Saints page, there are three new entries for today.
One is a question for readers (in other words, let the public do the heavy lifting, so the staff won’t have to stir from their torpor). Another is a mock draft by two of the reporters (in other words, slacking when they should be working). And the third is, “What the national media are writing about the New Orleans Saints, NFL” (in other words, a collection of links to other articles, written for other news organizations, by reporters who actually work). And this comes after a weekend that saw only three articles added in two days: Thomas Morstead cutting his hair (original reportage sighting!), and “What the national media are writing about the New Orleans Saints, NFL,” twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday.
Does anyone actually cover the Saints anymore?