Opinion Writing

Writing the easy option

Samantha Brick’s case shows it’s too easy to take the easy option when writing – and that’s what’s happening more and more. But is her pretty face the future of journalism?

I’ve worried for some time that writing is becoming slacker and it’s why I set up this site, and I still keep meaning to publish my research into change over time at some point as it needs a fair bit of testing.

So Shu Richmond’s criticism at her site rang true when I read it – journalism is becoming shoddy. But unlike Shu I am an optimist.