Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine if you typed a search request into Google – say for information about the coronavirus or bushfires or the best phone to buy – and the results that came back to you included none from traditional media companies.
No news reports written by journalists, no independent reviews by technology reporters, no professional compilations of the latest on a crisis.
How useful would Google be to you then?
And if the answer were “Just as useful as it is now” then what’s the point of all those grievance studies graduates doing the typing?