Objectivity in journalism: ‘A stupid fantasy’

A new class of consumer will emerge if news sites erect pay walls, wrote Chris Lynch, a marketer at Socialtext. This group, which he dubbed “The Reader Elite,” will be small, and so, too, will the number of journalists employed to write for them. As a result, “I think most journalism schools will shrink or disappear,” Lynch wrote. “The ones remaining will be drastically different, with students focusing on topics that don’t relate to content creation at all. …

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