Mario Garcia on newspaper innovation in U.S.

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Newspaper designer Mario Garcia has a provocative theory about why there is less newspaper innovation in the’ U.S. than elsewhere in the world. In today’s entry on his personal blog Mario states:

[…] editors are extremely protective of what they consider to be “serious journalism,” and with this comes a negative reaction to anything that, like innovative advertising, could create a notion of compromising ethical values. Not that it has to be, but editors react that way.

Do you think that “serious journalism” sometimes stands in the way of newspaper innovation in the U.S.? Read Mario’s blog post, and comment below to let us know what you think.