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The decline and demise of professional food writing?

UptownKevin | Jan 24, 201107:09 AM     50

Is it me, or are professional food writers rapidly being replaced with bloggers and amateurs in publications that were once legitimate? In my local weekly (free) paper, the whole food section is being dumbed down to the lowest common denominator of food "journalists." I laughed at a couple of the articles that I found online, only to see them appear in the printed paper.

Don't get me wrong, I think there is a place and purpose for food bloggers. I did it for years before I decided to "retire." But it seems now that the local weekly papers have figured out a way to get plenty of free or cheap content and parade it around as "writing." I fear to give links or specific examples because I truly feel sorry for the professional editors that do this for a living. I assume they would be embarrassed with the content, right?

-Kevin

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