The JOAs have just prolonged the death of failing newspapers. It’s time to pull the plug.
They fancy themselves literary geniuses, some of them do, when they are merely expert at the craft of certain formula which bear little relation to communicating with readers at the highest level. Or they fancy themselves tough-nosed reporters simply because they work in Chicago, and wail about the (falsely alleged) error rates of valuable tools like Wikipedia, without having even gone through the fact-checking process of a typical monthly magazine that will humble any newspaper reporter within minutes (trust me, I know).
The industry is still discussing inverted pyramids instead of the art of the link and how it changes the narrative structure of what we do.
Please die already. — The Beachwoodreporter.com.