I can’t decide whether serious journalism is the kind of thing that lures an audience to a site like The Huffington Post, or if that’s like hiring a top chef to fancy up the menu at Hooters. But if serious journalism is about to enjoy a renaissance, I can only rejoice.
Bill Keller, Executive Editor, New York Times, All the Aggregation That’s Fit to Aggregate.
In which he discusses how he’s number 50 on Forbes’ most powerful people in the world list, frets about people fretting about media and takes a few shots at Arianna.
Smartly, he notes about his top 50 listing: “If I were vaporized by aliens tomorrow, my family would miss me, but the 1,100 journalists of The New York Times would not miss a deadline.”
I pretend not to care not to care about journalism, but I sort of do. It’s no longer enough just to throw out the rehashes.