Thursday, December 15, 2005

Washington Post's Dan Froomkin Affair

There's a whole lot of shaking going on -- shaking of heads, not hands -- over at the Washington Post about the Dan Froomkin affair. Start here for a good intro by Jay Rosen at Pressthink.

I like Jarvis' take on it:
But a wise editor I know said it better in an email: β€œThe elbows are getting very very sharp right now.” And the reason is that the business is shrinking and the print guys and online guys β€” forced together in newsroom meetings and mergers β€” are like dogs growling and snapping over that last scrap of meat. When the going gets tough the tough get snarky.