Jay Rosen: ”I Think The Watchdog Press Died Under Bush”


Buzz Machine’s Jeff Jarvis reports on Assignment Zero’s Jay Rosen, who has some rather melancholy thoughts on the state of journalism today. From the James W. Carey Symposium at Columbia, via Buzz Machine:

”Jay … makes an eloquent allusion to the ‘great migration’ of media that we are undergoing. In a forced migration, he says, you need to decide what to take with you and Carey informs that because ‘everything inessential is boiled away by his work.’

”Jay also asks what comes after the watchdog press. ‘I think the watchdog press finally died under Bush. It had a good run, as Jim used to say … I don’t think we can believe in that illusion anymore.’”