"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.

2 Comments so far

  1. In Your Face » Blog Archive » New ‘In Your Face’ blog gains readers, arouses criticism - OCRegister.com (pingback) on May 27th, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

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  2. Jon (oc_jon) on May 27th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm


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