Mister Boffo (7/15/09)

07-15-09 (Mister Boffo)

Teenagers aren’t known for being farsighted, but if this precocious editor could be coaxed into thinking about his future, he might write a headline along the lines of, “Young Journalists Forced to Pursue Other Fields as Newspapers Continue Cutting Jobs.” Then again, the young man in this strip might not have anything to worry about. If the direction news outlets have taken over the past 10 years is any indication, then his obviously slanted, “Allowances Plunge as Layoffs Continue” headline is likely to fit right in after he graduates college. He might not have a talent for providing thoughtful context or digging up useful information, but he’s oozing with opinion. That means he’ll be the type of journalist who will thrive in the coming years: one who tells readers exactly what they want to hear.

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