It was one particular incident that prompted Holly Mullen to resign from the Salt Lake Tribune recently, but at the heart of it is a boarder concern for trends she sees in the newspaper industry. This week on Utah NOW, a conversation about the future of newspapers in a changing media universe.
Guests include veteran journalists John Hughes and Holly Mullen.
Also Holly Mullen joins the ranks of our Speak Out editorialists.
First, Holly will do great blogging. She's smart to enter the new age.
Second, I'm 56 and have been a subscriber to the Trib for over 30 years. Now, I keep taking the paper for my mother who I care for at home, when mom is gone so will my subscription. Why would anyone want to wait two days to read a watered down version of what they learned on the web.
Journalists are no longer hunting down stories and telling the truth, they are cribbing from the folks that actually work at it, the bloggers.
The Trib wants us to think that what goes on in the world means less to us than our Governor's recent adoption. Guess what, we don't.
Posted by Deborah Jenrich, Thursday July 19th, 2007 @ 10:06 am
I must admit this is the first time I have had an intrest in watching th e show of late. I have always enjoyed Holly's work, and appreciated her comments tonight.
Noticed @ quick glance the name of her blog on her pc was MullenTown? Cannot seem to find it,is it in the making? or am I missing it in my searches.
Best of Luck to you Holly!
Posted by Mark Moses, Thursday July 19th, 2007 @ 10:07 am
The survival of the newspaper industry depends on two things: embracing technological advances and localizing news stories.
Holly supposedly quit because she was sick of being told to write local stuff. I have to side with her editor on this one. People subscribe to a Utah newspaper because they want Utah news. They can get their national and international information from other sources.
Hughes has the same problem. He still thinks he's a foreign correspondent, so he writes about these complex international issues. If most people are at all like me, they just skip the column. I don't read the DNews for that. Few people do.
Posted by Jon Cox, Thursday July 19th, 2007 @ 10:08 am
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