Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Powerful advocacy for the newspaper industry

A veteran newswoman, now working for the San Fransisco Chronicle, has written a spirited and spot-on argument for the value of the traditional newspaper.

Stella Haven's post at her blog -- Just A Girl In San Francisco -- is must-read for anyone who cares about professionally vetted news and the newspaper's track record of quickly affecting social change.

Ms. Haven is just a few years older than me, but we both came of age in the profession around the same time, learning the business the shoe-leather way, where you had to interact with people face to face instead of relying on texts and emails as too many younger writers do today.

Here's hoping her paper -- the Chronicle -- survives. SF needs it.

1 comment:

Scott Griffin said...

We're doing what we can to save newspapers here ...