Rescuing The Reporters

Internethead Clay Shirky does what he calls a “news biopsy” and discovers: “real” news is one sixth of a paper (and of its staff). “I wanted to see how much newspaper content was what Alex Jones calls the iron core of news — reporters going after facts — and how much was “other stuff” — opinion columns, sports, astrology, weather, comics, everything that was neither a hard news story or an ad.”

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