Who wants news anyway? Debate: David Simon’s WaPo piece
A Washington Post piece written by David Simon, entitled “Does the News Matter To Anyone Anymore,” has caused quite a lot of uproar among the public and news industry insiders. Is the general audience as removed from news as some may claim, and “isn't the news itself still valuable to anyone?” Simon is the producer of HBO show “The Wire” and a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun...In his piece, Simon retraces the ‘demise’ – rather their decline since their golden age – of major newspapers through his experience at the Baltimore Sun.