Here it is, as clearly explained as I’ve seen it anywhere. This is an exceptional piece of journalism on the state of newspapers, as well as very funny. As I’ve said before, the general public doesn’t seem to understand any of this, or to comprehend the implications. If you stay until the end (which I strongly recommend), you are rewarded with a hilarious (because true) skit, complete with celebrities and a soundtrack of Mozart.
That was fascinating, funny and informative. Reminds me of many stories you’ve told me over the years regarding newspapers going digital.
John Oliver’s lengthy diatribe was at once hilarious and yet terrifying. As someone who has complained about the dumbing-down of American culture for (seemingly) forever, his satire on the crumbling of present-day newsrooms was dead-on. It speaks to not only the catastrophe that is the current state of traditional print journalism, but also just how far our society’s definition of popular culture has plummeted.
Tim, you may be interested to know that I was recently invited to complete an on-line survey about my feelings as an O.C. Register subscriber. Coincidentally, said survey arrived in my email box within mere days of your untimely departure from the paper.
Be assured that in the space provided, I really unloaded on them as to the short-sightedness of their decision and what the loss of your voice in the pages of that paper means to those of us who have long-supported the arts scene (more specifically, the classical music scene) around Orange County and its environs.
Every time I start to read yet another review featuring some “artist” of low-brow culture, it infuriates me that those very same column inches could have been devoted instead to one of your insightful and exquisitely-worded reviews.
I’m encouraged to see (by the recent posts to “Classical Life”) that you haven’t disappeared from us entirely and so I remain optimistic that great things still lie ahead for you.
Amazingly funny and amazingly depressing.
What beautiful and fitting homage to Tim’s talents by Bob Astor above!
Yes, Tim, may great things still lie ahead for you!!!
Yeah, what Paul Bodine says. I suppose people were saying this about the town crier when newspapers put them out of business.
What’s happened to the LA Times recently is just awful. What a great paper it was to read years ago.
In twenty years there will be no newspaper, at least not on paper. So it goes.