Ed Driscoll

Less Is More; Geography And Bias

Jack Shafer compares the newspapers of the early 1970s with today’s papers and comments:

The connection between quality and head count would seem intuitive, but a dip into the microfilm archives of the New York Times and Washington Post shows that decent newspapers have been produced with far fewer hands.

Meanwhile, found via Betsy Newmark, Amity Shlaes ponders how much a newspaper’s bias is based on geography and giving readers a viewpoint they expect, versus the ideology of their ownership.