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Peter Wilby On The Death Of Newspaper Columnists

by | 16th, June 2008

DO newspaper columnists know anything more than an expert? Anorak is called the Anorak for a reason – we know nothign but can learn:

Is it possible that British readers – or, rather, editors, who take great pride in their columnists and sometimes pay them extravagant sums – will soon tire of all this opinion? Speaking last week at a panel on the future of journalism, the Guardian columnist Ben Goldacre suggested readers want to hear more from “people who actually know about stuff”. Instead of star writers giving their opinions, he said, journalism needed “more editors helping … experts in their field to produce something that is understandable”.

Source – get this – Peter Wilby

Posted: 16th, June 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink