I sure wish we could get rid of that word “content” to refer to writing, photography, drawing, and design online. The very word breathes indifference — why would one bother about the quality of work when it’s referred to as “content”? I’m sorry to respond to your good question with a cranky diatribe, but this word has crept from New Media over to Radio Broadcasting where I live in my little cave and now my Show has become Content and is sent around to stations in a nice digital package that squashes the sound. Public radio, which holds itself up as a believer in quality, is cutting corners on all sides and I see this perfidious word “content” as part of the downward slide. I loathe the word. It’s like referring to Omaha [Beach] as a development.
Garrison Keillor, host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, answering a question about how he creates content for his show.
British Journal of Photography, Photography as “Content”.
With all due respect to the talented journalists who came before, it’s not solely about reporting and writing any more. Today, you need to do it all.