Monday, August 8, 2016

Our favorite thing on the internet today: John Oliver on the importance of newspapers

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 11:07 AM


There are many reasons to love John Oliver. His snazzy sartorial choices. His soothing British accent, even when he's outraged. His excellent run on The Daily Show before leaving for HBO and his own show, Last Week Tonight

Last night, Oliver gave an impassioned and funny treatise on the importance of newspapers, and the annoyance of clickbait and "Digital First" business models for news organizations. Naturally, we loved it. As did many in the media, who today are filling their websites with stories about Oliver's piece, including The Guardian, Fortune magazine and Vanity Fair

You can see Oliver's piece right here:

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine and The Oregonian. He grew up across the country in an Air Force family and studied at...