Matthew Yglesias on the Intellectual Bankruptcy of teh Mainstream Media

He writes:>Matthew Yglesias: No, F— You: Ladies and gentlemen, the nation’s top journalism school:>>But the push for modernization has also raised the ire of some professors, particularly those closely tied to Columbia’s crown jewel, RW1. “F— new media,” the coordinator of the RW1 program, Ari Goldman, said to his RW1 students on their first day of class, according to one student. Goldman, a former Times reporter and sixteen-year veteran RW1 professor, described new-media training as “playing with toys,” according to another student, and characterized the digital movement as “an experimentation in gadgetry.”>This is like saying that writing books is an experiment in playing with printing presses.

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