Roger Ebert, the venerable film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, known probably even more for his longlasting stint on television, tears a strip off Associated Press for pronouncing a 500-word limit on entertainment stories, then proceeds to connect it to the deterioration of criticism and ascension of the cult of celebrity in newspapers.
"They want to devote less of their space to considered prose, and more to ignorant gawking."
No point it trying to reflect the column. You have to read it for yourself. But its kicker is interesting: "The news is still big. It's the newspapers that got small."