In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger

New York Times, Published: July 18, 2010

Such is the state of the media business these days: frantic and fatigued. Young journalists who once dreamed of trotting the globe in pursuit of a story are instead shackled to their computers, where they try to eke out a fresh thought or be first to report even the smallest nugget of news — anything that will impress Google algorithms and draw readers their way.

Once only wire-service journalists had their output measured this way. And in a media environment crowded with virtual content farms where no detail is too small to report as long as it was reported there first, Politico stands out for its frenetic pace or, in the euphemism preferred by its editors, “high metabolism.”  READ MORE at


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One response to “In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger

  1. daffy

    yup, so we feel all day, every day. it’s a sad state of affairs, if you ask me. it makes me less inclined to believe what i read and, even more disturbingly, less inclined to even care. and even LESS inclined to put my ass on the line for some story idea that may or may not get any attention, since it doesn’t involve lindsay lohan. usually.

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