We are in a time when it seems the geeks have inherited the Earth. And yet for all of the massively successful web sites, blogs, TV shows, and other media out there — those of us who cover the genre rather than create it — it seems there are some that have fallen on hard times, fallen into disrepair, or fallen into disuse. At what point did we stop paying attention to Ain’t It Cool News? At what point did Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times feel like it was beat worth covering?
We discuss the need to stay relevant, and what it takes in this era of geek journalism where it seems like you need deep pockets to survive…