Twitter, yesterday, was lit up with charges of plagiarism against Jill Abramson, former editor in chief of The New York Times. She has a new book about media — actually, a book complaining about technology, media startups and everyone else but the traditional media — Merchants of Truth. One of the companies featured in the … Continue reading Jill Abramson & Crytpoamnesia
Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times:
“From four years of teaching at Harvard, so many of my students are interested in journalism, but they mostly want to write first-person, highly personal narratives about themselves. That may reflect their age. But I think there’s too much of that in journalism. It’s not about us. It’s about the world, and covering the world.”
This has been my biggest gripe with the media establishment. Everything is about them, not about the news.