Ted Koppel on Blogs and News

Matt Bai conducts a humorous and informative interview with Ted Koppel in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, “Questions for Ted Koppel: Night Shift.”

Particularly noteworthy:

What’s the biggest problem with network TV news today?

That they’re giving up some of the very things that can differentiate them from the bloggers and other groups that are getting into journalism. They’re giving up, for the most part, on overseas coverage. A lot of it is now being done just on the basis of video that comes in from APTV or Reuters Television, and then some guy sitting in London does a voice-over. That’s not the smartest thing in the world.

Yep.

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