Excerpt:Â Old Media types are still scratching their heads trying to figure out why they are irrelevant. That is the essence (I shall not use the word "substance") of a Washington Post piece yesterday called "Does the News Matter to Anyone Anymore" by David Simon, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who now works for HBO.
"Is there a separate elegy to be written for that generation of newspapermen and women who came of age after Vietnam, after the Pentagon Papers and Watergate?" writes Simon. "For us starry-eyed acolytes of a glorious new church, all of us secular and cynical and dedicated to the notion that though we would still be stained with ink, we were no longer quite wretches? Where is our special requiem?"