"New Media" and the Register
Listen, I get it. I get that the OC Register is a newspaper, and in these times, the newspaper as we know it is going the way of the dodo.
I also get that they are trying to expand the paper with different offerings.
But it seems to me that the paper is beginning to move in a very “opinion” oriented direction via all the new “blogs” that are appearing there. Now tell me why I should look to the Register for a blog when anyone and their mother can write their own blog? I mean, look at me!
I look to a newspaper for reporting, for facts, for news. Not opinion.
And really, as if we didn’t already have a bad enough reputation as the shallow end of the pool, they give us this.
Is the Register’s move toward more lifestyle and opinion pieces a wrong move, or is it what everyone else but me wants? I have a really tortured relationship with the Register. I go to the site because I am looking for local news reporting, and they are pretty much my only option. If I had another one, I probably wouldn’t patronize the site.
Is journalism dead?
Only time will tell.