What frustrates you about online journalism?

I love online journalism, and, as OJR readers, I suspect that many of you do, too.

But… that doesn’t mean the field can drive you nuts now and then. What most frustrates you about producing news for a website? That’s the topic of this week’s OJR question.

Please offer some specifics in the comments, and we’ll continue the discussion there. Have a great weekend!

About Robert Niles

Robert Niles is the former editor of OJR, and no longer associated with the site. You may find him now at http://www.sensibletalk.com.


  1. says:

    As someone who makes about 90% of his income from online journalism, I’m aware of the scorn that traditional journalists have for the medium, but I’m also amused by it, because so much of it is based on sheer envy.

    At a time when traditional journalists have a hard time finding work, I have more offers than I can handle. At a time when fewer people are reading newspapers and magazines, I have a healthy audience. Best of all, I’m earning more than a traditional journalist with my experience.

    So, on the whole, I find I can live with the scorn. After all, traditional journalists have to have something to keep them going. Meanwhile, I’m having the time of my life.

    – Bruce Byfield