Jack Shafer on the Message of All the New Media Visionaries: “Journalism Is Broken and I Alone Can Fix It!”

From a Jack Shafer Fourth Estate column on politico.com headlined “Journalism Is Broken and I Alone Can Fix It!”:

The entrepreneurial spirit rages beneath the breastbone of your average journalist, rivaled in intensity only by his scorn for his bosses. Scratch him and he’ll bleed a gusher of ideas for the brilliant magazine, a breakthrough website, a must-listen podcast or even the revolutionary newspaper that he would launch if only the hacks and dullards clogging the news landscape would absent themselves and some venture capitalist would endow him with a payload of startup cash.