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'High-End Journalism Is Dying in America'

Warning of the potential dangers of citizen journalism while correcting misconceptions on the grand old days of the “family-owned” newspaper model, David Simon, creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and a former reporter at the Baltimore Sun, testified Wednesday at a Senate hearing on the future of journalism.

“High-end journalism can and should bite any hand that tries to feed it, and it should bite a governing hand most viciously,” Simon told senators.

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