Is Elton Editing The Indy Good For Journalism?
Don’t get me wrong: love Elton. But in an age where media content is becoming aggregated and cheapened – is celebrity editors the way to go? Like rock stars discussing international finance and actors philosophising morality – this does tweek my heckles a tad. This seems more like a middle class liberal page three ploy than serious journalism. As Jay Leno famously says, the TV news could ask some international economists to explain changes in the economy. But instead – ‘Nah, what the hell – lets just go and ask a few truck drivers what they reckon’