Newsosaur denounces online news

Alan Mutter, on his blog, Reflections of a Newsosaur, denounces the 24-hour online news desk as “the worst idea for newspapers” in the last decade. Mutter argues that having reporters and editors do quick stories for the Web takes away from “the time they need to consider – and report on – the major issues affecting their communities.” Mutter thinks newspapers should focus on the big stories and service journalism, not “quickie” hits, to attract younger readers.