A radical (interim) solution to save newspapers: fire all the columnists

I am going to make a radical suggestion that just might save the dying newspaper industry (for a while).

Fire all your columnists.

Newspapers should do the one thing they used to be good at–original reporting. Anybody can sit down and whip out an opinion piece and post it on the web (as I am doing now).

Fire all the columnists.

Use the money to hire a bunch of eager and smart young reporters from the tech generation. Given the bloated salaries of most ageing, out-of-touch columnists, the newspaper business could probably get three entry-level reporters for every fired columnist.  Instead of a stupid “last hired, first fired” policy, the young reporters could keep the industry on life support for a while longer until one of those young people come up with a solution that saves the industry from itself before it collapses entirely.

(One proviso here. There are a few, too few, writers labelled as columnists who actually go out and do frequent original reporting. I’d keep them and make them get out in the field even more than they do now, because they’re actually reporters. There are also innovative reporters/live tweeters/live bloggers like Andrew Carvin @acarvin  (personal website)   in the US and Kady O’Malley  (CBC Inside Politics blog) @kady in Canada. I’d keep them as well. I would not keep tweeters/columnists who just send out their opinions without any actual reporting).

Why fire the columnists?

One. The world wide web is full of opinionated bloggers and tweeters.

In terms of the opinion marketplace, opinion, especially ill-informed opinion, is at the market level of a t-shirt made in China and brought over to North America by the container load, dirt cheap and available in any colour you want. If opinionated columnists helped attract a newspaper audience in the 1980s, today a columnist is a penny a dozen (and we all know what’s happening to the penny).

On the other hand, a large segment of the population seems to be eager for real, on-the-scene, informed reporting. But since having columnists sit on their fat asses in offices, never going out, never even making a phone call or moving a mouse to check a fact, are, in budget terms, cheaper than actually sending reporters out in the field, newspapers are firing reporters and promoting columnists. It’s the same with political panels on television. The panels cost little, fill up air time and add almost nothing substantive to a news broadcast.


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浠婂ぉ 10:02 2022/09/26 10:02 鍕旷暙 LoliHouse [SweetSub&LoliHouse] 瀹e憡椋庨洦鐨勬紓娴佸洟鍦 / Ame o Tsugeru Hyouryuu Danchi [BDRip 1080p HEVC-10bit FLAC][绠绻佹棩鍐呭皝瀛楀箷]锛堟绱㈢敤锛氭紓娴佸鍥級 绱1姊濊璜     2.3GB - - - LoliHouse
浠婂ぉ 09:51 2022/09/26 09:51 鍕旷暙 SweetSub [SweetSub][瀹e憡棰ㄩ洦鐨勬紓娴佸湗鍦癩[Drifting Home][Movie][BDRip][1080P][AVC 8bit][绻佹棩闆欒獮]锛堟绱㈢敤锛氭紓娴佸鍦掞級     2.3GB - - - SweetSub
浠婂ぉ 09:51 2022/09/26 09:51 鍕旷暙 SweetSub [SweetSub][瀹e憡椋庨洦鐨勬紓娴佸洟鍦癩[Drifting Home][Movie][BDRip][1080P][AVC 8bit][绠鏃ュ弻璇璢锛堟绱㈢敤锛氭紓娴佸鍥級     2.3GB - - - SweetSub
浠婂ぉ 09:31 2022/09/26 09:31 鍕旷暙 [jibaketa鍚堟垚&澹撳埗][TVB绮佃獮]鏂板构绶氭埌澹玓 / 鏂板构绶氳畩褰㈡鍣ㄤ汉Z / Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z - 38 [绮垫棩闆欒獮+鍏у皝绻侀珨涓枃瀛楀箷][BD 1920x1080 x264 AACx2 SRT TVB CHT]     1.4GB - - - jibaketa
浠婂ぉ 08:59 2022/09/26 08:59 鍕旷暙 鐚庢埛鍙戝竷缁 [鐚庢埛涓嶉附鍙戝竷缁刔 姣旇禌寮濮,闆舵瘮闆 / 缇界悆闈掓槬 Love All Play [24] [END] [1080p] [绠涓唴宓宂 [2022骞4鏈堢暘]     411.9MB - - - orion321
浠婂ぉ 08:35 2022/09/26 08:35 鍕旷暙 骞绘ū瀛楀箷缁 銆愬够娅诲瓧骞曠祫銆戙7鏈堟柊鐣戙愬偝闋屼箣鐗 浜屼汉鐧界殗 Utawarerumono-Futari no Hakuoro-銆戙14銆戙怋IG5_MP4銆戙1920X1080銆     213.6MB - - - summer1278
浠婂ぉ 08:35 2022/09/26 08:35 鍕旷暙 骞绘ū瀛楀箷缁 銆愬够妯卞瓧骞曠粍銆戙7鏈堟柊鐣戙愪紶棰備箣鐗 浜屼汉鐧界殗 Utawarerumono-Futari no Hakuoro-銆戙14銆戙怗B_MP4銆戙1920X1080銆 绱1姊濊璜     213.5MB - - - summer1278
浠婂ぉ 08:24 2022/09/26 08:24 鍕旷暙 骞绘ū瀛楀箷缁 銆愬够娅诲瓧骞曠祫銆戙7鏈堟柊鐣戙愬偝闋屼箣鐗 浜屼汉鐧界殗 Utawarerumono-Futari no Hakuoro-銆戙14銆戙怋IG5_MP4銆戙1280X720銆 绱1姊濊璜     107.3MB - - - summer1278
浠婂ぉ 08:18 2022/09/26 08:18 鍕旷暙 骞绘ū瀛楀箷缁 銆愬够妯卞瓧骞曠粍銆戙7鏈堟柊鐣戙愪紶棰備箣鐗 浜屼汉鐧界殗 Utawarerumono-Futari no Hakuoro-銆戙14銆戙怗B_MP4銆戙1280X720銆     107.3MB - - - summer1278
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浠婂ぉ 02:47 2022/09/26 02:47 婕暙 铡嬬缉鍖呮极鐢昏ˉ妗     3.1GB 1 10 0 keivn36
浠婂ぉ 02:02 2022/09/26 02:02 闆昏叇閬婃埐 GTA III with Ghost town map GTA3 楝煎煄MOD     242.7MB 1 2 0 keivn36
浠婂ぉ 01:56 2022/09/26 01:56 闆昏叇閬婃埐 GTA Mixed 鍦板浘鍚堥泦MOD     4.1GB 0 4 0 keivn36
浠婂ぉ 01:53 2022/09/26 01:53 闆昏叇閬婃埐 GTA3 MOD 缁堟瀬鍐湝 瀹樼綉鐗+178abc6涓汉浼樺寲鐗     2.1GB 0 3 0 keivn36
浠婂ぉ 01:17 2022/09/26 01:17 鐗规敐 [XK SPIRITS][Kamen Rider Geats][04][绠鏃ュ弻璇璢[1080P][WEBrip][MP4] 绱1姊濊璜     966.4MB 7 4 26 灏忔绔
浠婂ぉ 01:13 2022/09/26 01:13 鍕旷暙 鐪熼緳浼氭槦闄呮枃浠剁粍 鑾夊彲涓戒笣.褰煎哺鑺辩殑鍚庡潗鍔.澶栨寕绠赌涓.13闆嗗叏.尝测肠辞谤颈蝉.搁别肠辞颈濒.1080辫.痴2     17.9GB 7 18 12 灏忔绔
浠婂ぉ 01:07 2022/09/26 01:07 鍕旷暙 Lilith-Raws [Lilith-Raws] 棰ㄩ兘鍋垫帰 / Fuuto Tantei - 09 [Baha][WEB-DL][1080p][AVC AAC][CHT][MP4] 绱1姊濊璜     572.1MB 50 18 141 lilithraws
浠婂ぉ 00:11 2022/09/26 00:11 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鍗充娇濡傛渚濇棫姝ユ閫艰繎/Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru][12][1080p][绠鏃ュ弻璇璢[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″] 绱1姊濊璜     264.8MB 21 4 40 nekomoekissaten
浠婂ぉ 00:11 2022/09/26 00:11 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鍗充娇濡傛渚濇棫姝ユ閫艰繎/Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru][12][720p][绠鏃ュ弻璇璢[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″] 绱1姊濊璜     125MB 12 2 16 nekomoekissaten
浠婂ぉ 00:01 2022/09/26 00:01 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 椋庨兘渚︽帰 / Fuuto Tantei (Fuuto PI) - 09 (CR 1920x1080 AVC AAC MKV)     1.4GB 5 1 16 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
浠婂ぉ 00:01 2022/09/26 00:01 鍕旷暙 ANi [ANi] Fuuto PI - 棰ㄩ兘鍋垫帰 - 09 [1080P][Baha][WEB-DL][AAC AVC][CHT][MP4]     572.5MB 14 3 55 ANiTorrent
浠婂ぉ 00:01 2022/09/26 00:01 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 棰ㄩ兘鍋垫帰 / Fuuto Tantei (Fuuto PI) - 09 (Baha 1920x1080 AVC AAC MP4) 绱1姊濊璜     572.3MB 22 3 119 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
浠婂ぉ 00:00 2022/09/26 00:00 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 椋庨兘渚︽帰 / Fuuto Tantei (Fuuto PI) - 09 (B-Global 1920x1080 HEVC AAC MKV)     275.5MB 3 2 17 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 23:31 2022/09/25 23:31 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲涓戒笣/Lycoris Recoil][13][1080p][绠绻佸唴灏乚[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″] 绱2姊濊璜     364.7MB 35 4 83 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:30 2022/09/25 23:30 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲涓戒笣/Lycoris Recoil][12][1080p][绠绻佸唴灏乚[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″] 绱1姊濊璜     387.5MB 29 0 41 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:29 2022/09/25 23:29 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲楹楃挡/Lycoris Recoil][13][1080p][绻侀珨][鎷涘嫙缈昏鏍″皪] 绱1姊濊璜     355.9MB 32 1 103 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:29 2022/09/25 23:29 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲涓戒笣/Lycoris Recoil][13][1080p][绠浣揮[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″] 绱1姊濊璜     355.8MB 54 7 118 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:29 2022/09/25 23:29 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲楹楃挡/Lycoris Recoil][13][720p][绻侀珨][鎷涘嫙缈昏鏍″皪] 绱2姊濊璜     170MB 20 3 70 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:29 2022/09/25 23:29 鍕旷暙 鍠佃悓濂惰尪灞 銆愬柕钀屽ザ鑼跺眿銆戔槄07鏈堟柊鐣槄[鑾夊彲涓戒笣/Lycoris Recoil][13][720p][绠浣揮[鎷涘嫙缈昏瘧鏍″]     169.9MB 14 3 24 nekomoekissaten
鏄ㄥぉ 23:28 2022/09/25 23:28 鍕旷暙 LoliHouse [璞岃眴瀛楀箷缁&LoliHouse] 鐜嬭呭ぉ涓 绗洓瀛 / Kingdom S4 - 25 [WebRip 1080p HEVC-10bit AAC][绠绻佸唴灏佸瓧骞昡 绱1姊濊璜     443.7MB 9 1 39 LoliHouse
鏄ㄥぉ 23:28 2022/09/25 23:28 鍕旷暙 LoliHouse [璞岃眴瀛楀箷缁&LoliHouse] 鐜嬭呭ぉ涓 绗洓瀛 / Kingdom S4 - 24 [WebRip 1080p HEVC-10bit AAC][绠绻佸唴灏佸瓧骞昡 绱1姊濊璜     502.3MB 8 2 32 LoliHouse
鏄ㄥぉ 23:18 2022/09/25 23:18 鍕旷暙 Lilith-Raws [Lilith-Raws] 鐣颁笘鐣岃棩灞 / Isekai Yakkyoku - 12 [Baha][WEB-DL][1080p][AVC AAC][CHT][MP4]     444.9MB 96 4 406 lilithraws
鏄ㄥぉ 23:08 2022/09/25 23:08 瀛e害鍏ㄩ泦 WBX-SUB [WBX-SUB] 銈广偆銉笺儓銉椼儶銈儱銈⑩櫔/Suite Precure鈾/缁勬洸 鍏変箣缇庡皯濂斥櫔 TV+Movie [BDrip][HEVC 1080P FLAC/AC3][澶栨寕绻佺畝涓棩瀛楀箷] 绱1姊濊璜     52.4GB 5 13 3 Seconder
鏄ㄥぉ 22:51 2022/09/25 22:51 鍕旷暙 鐖辨亱瀛楀箷绀 [鐖辨亱&婕尗瀛楀箷缁刔[7鏈堟柊鐣猐[濂戠害涔嬪惢][Engage Kiss][12][1080P][MP4][GB][绠涓璢     383.3MB 5 3 23 KissSub
鏄ㄥぉ 22:51 2022/09/25 22:51 鍕旷暙 鐖辨亱瀛楀箷绀 [鎰涙垁&婕矒瀛楀箷绲刔[7鏈堟柊鐣猐[濂戠磩涔嬪惢][Engage Kiss][12][1080P][MP4][BIG5][绻佷腑]     383.1MB 9 0 33 KissSub
鏄ㄥぉ 22:09 2022/09/25 22:09 瀛e害鍏ㄩ泦 肠.肠鍔ㄦ极 [c.c鍕曟极][7鏈堟柊鐣猐[Lycoris Recoil / 鑾夊彲楹楃挡][01-13][鍚堥泦][BIG5][1080P][MP4]     3.7GB 96 15 239 lleeopen
鏄ㄥぉ 22:00 2022/09/25 22:00 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 鑺辩伀閰辨绘槸杩熷埌 / Hanabi-chan wa Okuregachi - 12 (CR 1920x1080 AVC AAC MKV)     232.2MB 1 1 21 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:59 2022/09/25 21:59 鍕旷暙 璞岃眴瀛楀箷缁 銆愯睂璞嗗瓧骞曠粍銆慬鐜嬭呭ぉ涓 绗洓瀛 / Kingdom_S4][24-25][绠浣揮[1080P][MP4] 绱1姊濊璜     799.8MB 5 1 29 鏄ラ煶鐖辫坛补颈谤补
鏄ㄥぉ 21:59 2022/09/25 21:59 鍕旷暙 璞岃眴瀛楀箷缁 銆愯睂璞嗗瓧骞曠祫銆慬鐜嬭呭ぉ涓 绗洓瀛 / Kingdom_S4][24-25][绻侀珨][1080P][MP4] 绱2姊濊璜     800MB 17 5 91 鏄ラ煶鐖辫坛补颈谤补
鏄ㄥぉ 21:58 2022/09/25 21:58 瀛e害鍏ㄩ泦 肠.肠鍔ㄦ极 摆肠.肠鍕曟极闭摆7链堟柊鐣猐摆濂戠磩涔嬪惢闭摆01-13闭摆鍚堥泦闭摆叠滨骋5闭摆1080笔闭摆惭笔4闭     4.3GB 68 18 212 lleeopen
鏄ㄥぉ 21:31 2022/09/25 21:31 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 鐣颁笘鐣岃棩灞 / Isekai Yakkyoku (Parallel World Pharmacy) - 12 (Baha 1920x1080 AVC AAC MP4) 绱1姊濊璜     445MB 52 7 460 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:31 2022/09/25 21:31 鍕旷暙 ANi [ANi] Parallel World Pharmacy - 鐣颁笘鐣岃棩灞 - 12 [1080P][Baha][WEB-DL][AAC AVC][CHT][MP4]     445.4MB 30 2 271 ANiTorrent
鏄ㄥぉ 21:31 2022/09/25 21:31 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 寮備笘鐣岃嵂灞 / Isekai Yakkyoku (Parallel World Pharmacy) - 12 (CR 1920x1080 AVC AAC MKV)     1.3GB 4 1 16 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:30 2022/09/25 21:30 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 濂囧够涓栫晫鑽眬 / Isekai Yakkyoku (Parallel World Pharmacy) - 12 (B-Global 1920x1080 HEVC AAC MKV) 绱1姊濊璜     226.7MB 4 1 46 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:14 2022/09/25 21:14 瀛e害鍏ㄩ泦 [7鲁ACG] 鍙蹭笂鏈寮哄ぇ榄旂帇杞敓涓烘潙姘慉/鍙蹭笂鏈寮枫伄澶ч瓟鐜嬨佹潙浜篈銇虎鐢熴仚銈 | 01-12 [绠绻佸瓧骞昡 BDrip 1080p x265 FLAC 绱2姊濊璜     9.9GB 3 87 3 c8l
鏄ㄥぉ 21:04 2022/09/25 21:04 鍕旷暙 Lilith-Raws [Lilith-Raws] 鑱洘绌鸿粛鑸┖榄旀硶阔虫▊闅 鍏夎紳榄斿コ / Luminous Witches - 12 [Baha][WEB-DL][1080p][AVC AAC][CHT][MP4] 绱1姊濊璜     532.2MB 47 10 250 lilithraws
鏄ㄥぉ 21:02 2022/09/25 21:02 鍕旷暙 ANi [ANi] 鑱洘绌鸿粛鑸┖榄旀硶阔虫▊闅 鍏夎紳榄斿コ - 12 [1080P][Baha][WEB-DL][AAC AVC][CHT][MP4]     532.7MB 10 5 60 ANiTorrent
鏄ㄥぉ 21:01 2022/09/25 21:01 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 鑱洘绌鸿粛鑸┖榄旀硶阔虫▊闅 鍏夎紳榄斿コ / Luminous Witches - 12 (Baha 1920x1080 AVC AAC MP4)     532.3MB 18 6 118 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:01 2022/09/25 21:01 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 鍏夎緣榄斿コ / Luminous Witches - 12 (Sentai 1920x1080 AVC AAC MKV)     476.8MB 0 1 8 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
鏄ㄥぉ 21:00 2022/09/25 21:00 鍕旷暙 NC-Raws [NC-Raws] 鑱旂洘绌哄啗鑸┖榄旀硶闊充箰闃 鍏夎緣榄斿コ / Luminous Witches - 12 (B-Global 1920x1080 HEVC AAC MKV)     282.1MB 1 1 11 涔濆崄涔濇湐澶
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How many of today’s audience actually care about columnists? Last fall, I was teaching a continuing education class at a university on social media. There were about 30 students, ranging in age from 20 to 65. I mentioned the CBC and National Post’s Rex Murphy, (I know from my days producing The National’s website that Rex was quite popular then among the CBC audience). To my shock and surprise, blank stares. No one. No one in that class had ever heard of Rex Murphy, even though he hosts Cross Country Check Up, he once wrote a column for The Globe and Mail and now gives his opinion on CBC’s The National and in The National Post. An anomaly perhaps, an indication of the decline of the CBC, perhaps. But those students did talk about how they got news, yes news, from Twitter and Facebook and how links led them to the media that originated the story.

Two. The majority of columnists, left, right or middle, are completely out of touch with reality.

Most columnists today are ageing boomers, or members of Generation Gekko (the spoiled generation between the WWII Greatest Generation and the Boomers) and most haven’t had an original thought in at least a decade. Nothing proves that more, here in Canada, than the near unanimous condemnation of the student protests in Quebec by columnists in almost all the major media across this country. One has to wonder if these columnists talk to their kids (if they have kids). They rant about today’s generation of students as “spoiled brats.”

Compare that blanket condemnation with the intelligent discussions I have seen among several Facebook friends and their followers over the issues in Quebec. Even those who oppose the students stand on tuition fees and are disturbed by the marches disrupting their neighborhoods and businesses are more measured in the Facebook discussions I have seen than what you read in the columns or heard in the television news political panels.

Why read the pontification of a columnists, when you get a wider view of opinions and experiences from a thread on Facebook (where I should note, people use their real names and are known personally to at least some of the people taking part in the discussion)?

None of those columnists, when they were starting out, had to go through four or five unpaid internships to get their first paying job (and unpaid internships are not only standard practice in the media but in almost all industries that also pay their CEOs millions in salaries and bonuses). None of those columnists are burdened with life-long debt for getting a university or college education. The columnists seem to have forgotten the fear we all felt as kids at the prospect of nuclear annihilation over our heads when they dismiss as nonsense, the completely justified fears the current generation of young adults have about the future of a planet facing drastic climate change.

None of those columnists ever seem to bother to read the news wires available on their computers  (or even their reporting colleagues on their own newspaper). If they did, they would know that the discontent among the current student and young adult generation is worldwide. There have been student protests in Chile over high tuition and debt for the past two years. There have been student protests across Europe, even before the debt crisis. Then there’s the Arab Spring (conditions may be different but it’s the same generation) and yes, the London riots, even the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, the G20 disturbances in Toronto. I’ve seen tweets and Facebook postings that students in the UK are going to adopt the Quebec students’ red square symbol in their struggle with the government of David Cameron. If it happens that would show the power of social media and the networking power of the new generation.

To quote the old song from the 60s, which I am sure most of those columnists sang in their day, “something’s happening here” but unlike a few reporters, the columnists never bother find out, they just sit at their keyboards and create “sound and fury signifying nothing.”

Even in terms of a business model, if you’re running a newspapers and you want to attract a younger audience ( the younger audience is a mantra in television, even though the executives don’t really mean it) why have your newspaper columns shit (and I meant that) almost every day on your potential next generation of customers? Yes, most newspaper readers are older (but even those are giving up on newspapers) but why ignore a potential market of millions that could save your business? Perhaps because the newspapers executive are cut from the same obsolete cloth as their columnists

To expand on this, since I returned to my old home town of Kitimat, centre of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline controversy, my once high respect for the Ottawa press gallery is in free fall and now near zero. Most of the reporting on this British Columbia pipeline and tanker issue from Ottawa and Toronto, is only 20 per cent accurate, if that. (That is why I founded my own news site, Northwest Coast Energy News). Almost all of the columns on the Northern Gateway issue written east of the Rockies are so inaccurate that they are worthless.

In the old days, when Canadian newspapers actually did reporting from across the country, there would be someone out west to tell the Ottawa or Toronto columnists and their senior editors, hey this column is completely wrong. (There are only three national level reporters in Canada whose reporting can be trusted on the Northern Gateway, Mike De Souza at Postmedia, Jeffrey Jones at Reuters and Nathan Vanderklippe at The Globe and Mail and even they tend to write too much from an energy sector point-of-view. As for the energy columnists, their opinions are worth about as much as molecule of shale fracked natural gas)

The press gallery, especially the columnists, exist in an inside-the-Queensway bubble, listening to politicians, war room strategists, spin doctors and pollsters and have come to believe that is reality. It seems that to the Ottawa press gallery, the only thing that counts is electoral politics. Everything else is, to use the term from economics, a political “externality” and not worth reporting. Discontent across Canada and political turmoil around the world mean nothing, unless it can be factored in to whomever wins the next parliamentary, congressional or presidential election.

Three. Let them blog.

It is interesting that most of the columnists, many of them conservative, many hired in the 1980s, when newspapers decided that they only wanted to chase the well-heeled, upper middle class and upper class market that advertisers craved, worship the free market but are completely insulated from it, especially on newspapers that are loosing money (unlike the young people they scorn who are subject to the marketplace every day.)

So if these columnists are so in favour of the marketplace and if they are fired, as I suggest, then let them put their ideas out in the marketplace as a blog, and see if they can actually earn a decent living at it. Most won’t of course, but there are a few who do, like Andrew Sullivan. More power to those who do succeed, and perhaps a lesson for those who fail and who are currently condemning today’s students and young journalists for their struggles.

Four. The paywall issue.

Newspapers are rushing to create paywalls. Some reporters say paywalls are needed to produce good journalism.

Wrong. We’re getting into a chicken and egg argument here. Paywalls aren’t going to work and not because the internet has worked on free information since 1993. Paywalls won’t work for the simple reason that 80 per cent of newspapers today are not producing anything worth paying for whether it’s online or mobile; they’re not producing anything even worth paying for and picking up the dead tree printed edition. Many newspapers have already fired most of their reporters and photographers or those reporters and photographers have got fed up and quit or taken early or full retirement. Now the newspapers are going to put up a paywall, with even fewer staff doing the reporting and expect that public to pay for that diminished product?


With wire service reports available for free on sites that don’t have paywalls, why then fill up your news site or newspaper with wire reports that people can get elsewhere for nothing and then expect them to pay for it? As well as the wire services there are now the citizen newspapers, from paper.li. I subscribe to a half dozen daily feeds as a sort of wire service for Northwest Coast Energy News and often those compilations give me three or four sources on a new story, so if a story is behind a paywall, there are always alternatives. As well as my own original content, I use Storify to keep my readers up-to-date with issues I can’t cover myself. (Example here)


One has to ask “what are they thinking” in the media’s ego-driven, consultant-plagued corporate board rooms? (Consultant-plagued because all the media companies are repeating the same failed strategies over and over instead of trying something innovative). Why would anyone under the age of 35, in these days of austerity, whip out their credit card and pay to be told by a columnist who hasn’t picked up a phone to check a fact since they were first appointed around 1990 that these readers/viewers are spoiled brats and that their worries about the future are of no consequence.


As I said above, with so much opinion available for free on the web, why pay for the rants of the 95 per cent of columnists whose writing isn’t worth it and only serves to raise your blood pressure (no matter where you are on the political spectrum).

Hire the kids, lots of them

On the other hand for the same current limited budgets, if newspapers got rid of the columnists and hired a whole generation of new, young reporters, with guidance from some open minded senior editors (and checked by good copy editors—you really need to bring copy editors back, firing copy editors is another media corporate stupidity), that would bring “new blood” to use the cliche to the news web sites and news pages. We would see original reporting on issues that everyone, not just the younger generation, care about. A century ago, reporters started in the business right out of high school around 16 to 18 and the newspapers, of the day used their energy to create audience and profits. Even with today’s demand for higher education, a 25-year-old reporter has the energy and eagerness to shake things up. It is possible, perhaps, that they then could produce stories that would be worth paying for, whether by attracting advertisers or even making a news site so good that people might actually penetrate the paywall with their credit cards.


To use a term from one of my generation’s favourite TV shows, Star Trek, The Original Series, in 2012, a columnist on a newspaper is a Dunsel. (Dunsel is a term used by midshipmen in the 23rd century to describe a part which serves no useful purpose. From Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki. )

Getting rid of columnists is just an idea, one of many as the news media, an essential part of any free and democratic society, struggles to to survive and find a way to pay to produce its product.  There are many blogs and reports out there on the issue of media survival, too many to  link to. My idea of getting rid of columnists would just be one stopgap measure.

Unfortunately most media executives these days are also Dunsels, earning huge salaries, running around believing it’s still 1985 and rejecting any new ideas from no matter what source (except expensive reports from their consultants) and thus serving no useful purpose, so it is likely that the newspapers’ downward spiral will continue until nothing is left.


Related See Jeff Fraser’s piece If they build it, will they pay? on the Canadian Journalism Project site where he says the New York Times paywall is working, because the Times is emphasizing quality original reporting and most paywalled papers are not emphasizing quality reporting.