Is NYT’s David Carr Right? Has Business Media Changed Forever?


New York Times media critic David Carr has written an interesting article about the state of business media in his column, “Business Is a Beat Deflated.”

In the article, Carr wrote, “While the business of business may be back, the business of covering it with heroic narratives and upbeat glossy spreads most certainly is not. And probably never will be.”

I think that the nature of business coverage will have to change, that we’re not going to see many CEOs-as-gods stories (with one exception, Steve Jobs still gets adulation).

That’s not to say we won’t see cover stories on CEOs. We will. They just won’t be as glowing profiles, for the most part.

I don’t think that’s a bad thing since the CEOs I’ve met have generally been very smart but also very human, too.

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