Network newscasts' failure to evolve spells irrelevancy

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Washington Times

In an opinion piece, Christopher Harper, a professor of journalism at Temple, criticized network news coverage of the pope's resignation. "One of the problems is timing," he wrote. "The pope’s announcement of his resignation occurred nearly 11 hours before the evening broadcasts, meaning almost everyone already knew about the story." The difficulty facing network newscasts "is whether such broadcasts can reinvent themselves to become more relevant in a 24/7 news cycle."