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Models

Posted in media, politics by Adrian Arroyo on July 28, 2010

Model 1 and model 2 are in competition with each other, and model 1 is outperforming model 2. Adherents of model 2 have a professional obligation to adjust their model to make it more competitive with model 1.

Chuck Todd, James Risen, Jeff Goldberg et al., are examples of folks who, I assume, recognize that there is a problem but are hostile to innovation. Traditional media–for whatever value of that term you prefer–need not ape its competitors, but it has to do something. At the moment, “doing something” seems to be viewed as a betrayal of journalistic integrity, which is the sort of self-defeating logic that can only end in failure.

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