The above photo is just about the only good bit of news in the Media Guardian today. The MG has usually been a bit of a giggle recently as it has shifted more and more across to new media. But this week its all gone the shape of a certain fruit, perhaps a pear!
TV news: ITV in difficulties again and with a new boss
Film: oscars had falling viewing figures
online: facebook in decline and advertising falling
Press: local newspapers losing 10% circulation a year
I am currently in the crew bus on route to a shoot. Soundman Mark says its all due to an impending recession. Perhaps so. And the danger is that so much of modern media is funded by advertising making it (and therefore us) vulnerable.
But there is a vaccine, an antibody, that we all have that we can use. It's passion. The business may flux but our energy must not. So long as we have a story to tell and people want to hear it then it has to work out!