A matter of geography…

I’ve written about the differences between American and British newspapers before (this drew several comments). Nick Denton has published an interesting essay on the “lazy” news media in America. He posits, among other things, an argument based on geography: British newspapers cover one national market; American newspapers cover numerous local markets. And this situation leads to lazy, bland news coverage in the mostly non-competitive American markets. (via Cut on the Bias)

UPDATE (12:15 p.m.): First Draft by Tim Porter comments on Denton’s essay.

UPDATE (3:53 p.m.): MediaMinded also picks up the geography angle.