It was great while it lasted, and we’re more sad than you’ll never know that we arrived just a bit too late to ever really enjoy it at its best. But journalism as we’ve all known it is dying now, and as much as that sucks, the worst thing we could do would be to ignore the obvious and undeniable evidence before our eyes. Someone has to go find a way to save what’s left and then, maybe one day, build something new. No one is more shocked and dismayed than us to realize that, uh oh. We are the adults in the room.
We always include the little blue button below, folks, but this week, more than ever, it’s really important. No help is coming except what you decide to provide yourselves.
Also: listeners may find it useful to consult this article we wrote some time ago, which gets into a lot of the underlaying economic problems that have brought a once-mighty industry here, and explains why the media isn’t dying for the reasons you might have guessed. It’s much more basic. We had a lot of money once. We don’t anymore. The rest is, sadly, history.
Or will be, assuming there’s anyone left to write it down.
(If you know, you know.)
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