RIP Old Media

Why are newspapers dying? I just called someone at the health and science desk at the Boston Globe to inquire about freelancing. I was given the unfortunate news that like so many other publications, the Globe is consolidating the health and science section into other areas of the paper, including lifestyles and business, depending on the story. I asked if I should contact the business editor, but was told I’d be wasting my time.

“There’s just not a market for it,” this person said.

No market for stories about health IT and/or the business of healthcare? This is a $2.5 trillion industry, and health IT is about to get a $20 billion infusion of federal cash.

I hope Old Media has enough space left to write its own obituary.