Editors told, “We’re losing touch with real people.”

Editors told, “We’re losing touch with real people.“
That’s the message given by former New York Times Managing Editor Gerald Boyd, who resigned earlier this year amid the fallout from the Jayson Blair scandal. Boyd spoke at a discussion of newspaper credibility at the Associated Press Managing Editors national conference in Phoenix. He said many newspaper employees are better educated and make more money than their readers, which can cause a disconnect with everyday people. The editors were also told that they need to report more positive news and deal better with inaccuracies. The issue of media credibility is one we’ve discussed many times here. I think it’s admirable that the newspaper industry is discussing the matter at this level, but the truth is the press isn’t “losing” touch with real people. That happened a long time ago.

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