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The Media Lag

I have elaborate and somewhat evidence-free theories of generational turnover in the press and so forth that renders me predisposed to agree with this theory of media out-of-touchness from Jim Henley:

Also, demographics mean that media operations will always lag the popular mood. The people with the jobs in newsrooms now are the Alex P. Keaton generation. Careerism means that now is their day. But it’s not Alex P. Keaton’s country any more. During Alex P. Keaton’s time, in fact, the Lou Grant Generation ran America’s papers. It wasn’t Lou Grant’s America by then either.

That seems about right to me.

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