Carol Altmann – The Terrier
I miss writing posts for you and I miss hearing your thoughts and comments about those posts.
But for now, this is how it has to be.
To be here for the long haul, I need to stay small for now, and I wish I could tell you why, but perhaps you can join the dots.
For those of you who watch what is happening to journalists and the media around Australia, you may see a pattern emerging that is reflected, on a much smaller scale, in The Terrier.
Independent, investigative, analytical and punchy journalism is at a crossroads, especially in the regions.
It is getting so much harder to write stories based on the gathering of discomforting facts.
Lists are so much easier to write: the top ten burger joints, or the top ten bars.
I don’t want to write lists: to me, that is not the heart and purpose of journalism.
So for now I am staying small, curling into a ball, taking the whacks and hoping to continue to tell the stories that need to be told.
Thankyou for staying the course.