Churnalism and Its Discontents

My first job out of college was writing a travel column for an American newspaper as I backpacked through Southeast Asia, China, and Korea. I took my assignment seriously and wanted to write once a week, taking time to edit each piece.  But the newspaper had a different plan for me. When a week passed after my first entry and I told my editor I was still editing my second, he patiently advised, “Olivia, this is a blog. We would rather you write less well and more often.” I was reminded of a shrill late-night television commercial for used cars or cheap electronics — “How do we do it? Volume, volume, volume!”

Click here to read the story on the Huffington Post, or join the debate at PolicyMic.


Comments Off on Churnalism and Its Discontents

Filed under Uncategorized

Comments are closed.