Looking forward to the future of journalism

Stop the presses: Blogger laments decline of mainstream media

Randy Bear, one of the more thoughtful bloggers in the San Antonio area, lamented the slow decline of newspapers and cautioned his readers yesterday that blogs aren’t authoritative: Bloggers such as myself don’t have the time to invest in vetting stories to make sure the information is completely accurate. In many cases I rely on … Read more

Hold on to your gold chains: The Consumerist investigates Cash4Gold

Ben Popken and Meg Marco at the Consumerist wrote a 3,500-word muckraking blog post examining the business practices of Cash4Gold, the company that pays “top dollar” for your unwanted gold trinkets. The company’s pitch has aired in commercials nationwide — including during the Super Bowl. Blogs are often viewed as venues that pilfer and riff … Read more