I’ve mentioned before that I think the urban freesheets like Metro and the London Paper have been pretty effectively devaluing news for a while. I’m sat drinking a coffee in Farringdon, as I arrived rather early for BrandNew this evening, and the two distributors stood right in front of me are really struggling to give away their free papers. Some people cross the street to avoid them:
News: Can't Give It Away
It a salutary reminder that it isn’t just free websites that have shaped our perception of the value of journalism.
Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.