Speaking of the New York Times and this morning’s post, this really irked me in the comments section of the Afghanistan story:
Of the nearly 200 comments NYTimes.com readers left on a very poignant and important story, an editor assigns the vaunted “Editors’ Selection” badge to a comment boo-hooing the decline of the newspaper industry.
I wonder if that comment will make its way into the dead-tree version of the Times?
(Nevermind the fact that the unknown editor works for the Times’ online crew…)
My sense is that this sense of (impending) loss is all but lost on the large contingent of news consumers who have already given up on newspapers in their paper form.
Pity is not a business model.