on the media

Doug Richards, a reporter and blogger I actually will miss, has a post up about the hiring practices in some TV newsrooms these days. Commenter “bk” points out:

Decisions by station owners pushing “multi-media journalists” have little to do with the quality of the product and everything to do with maximizing profits.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, as this is nothing new. Network warned us about it nearly 40 years ago