SJR May Be Shut Down
The St. Louis Journalism Review's May issue may be its last. Founded in 1970, it is the only metropolitan journalism review in the country.
The publication operates in the red and has relied on an annual $50,000 to $60,000 subsidy from Webster University for the last ten years. The possibility that they may move to an online blog format is amusing given Joe Pollack's rant in SJR's March 2005 issue entitled "Blogs are not journalism." Beware, print dinosaurs: your days are numbered.
by Brian Marston on Wed., Feb 15, 2006 at 9:12 PM
I agree with Pollack insofar that blogs are not held to the same check and balance standard as print journalism. Until they are, blogs will be no threat to traditional outlets. That said, there could come a day where everything is accessed electronically, but it won't be blogs that push things in that direction, it will be the "dinosaurs" themselves.
[Posted by Bob Woodward
on Thu., Feb 16, 2006 at 8:19 AM]
Wow, that would be a pretty significant loss. Admittedly, some of the regular columns are kind of insider info, but you also see local academics like Terry Jones writing interesting policy analysis pieces. Heck, I even got published in the SJR about six years ago.
I hope they can keep it afloat. Although I've never subscribed, it's always been a publication I seek out when I visit the public library.
[Posted by Joe Frank
on Fri., Feb 17, 2006 at 10:33 AM]
nobody reads blogs.
[Posted by Fred Beamont
on Fri., Feb 17, 2006 at 10:34 PM]