"It's now a luxury for a reporter to write a story about an obscure but important topic. That used to be a job requirement. Now it's a career risk," Whitmore wrote in ITMemos.
Whitmore believes that startup companies aren't being profiled as much because journalists need to ensure their stories catch Googlejuice and have tags like Facebook, iPad and other notable tech-related brands (as I just did) to maximize traffic.
"Page view journalism will make our society poorer because less popular but important topics will be crowded out," Foremski notes, adding that page-view journalism is becoming less effective because of the competition for views.