PDX Media Insider is dead.
After months of anonymous fist-fighting in the comments, the anonymous author has finally given it up. Apparently, he or she is 'no longer a "Portland Media Insider"'. Whether this means that the Insider was fired for blogging, laid off in the usual way, or just retired, is unclear.
What is clear is that there's a tremendous audience for media criticism around here. Sure, there's the most-excellent Anti David Reinhard blog, but what we really need is a serious, thoughtful, media critic that covers the full range of print, TV, and radio.
It doesn't need to be an "insider" - since most of us don't care about the gossip. It's the product that matters, the printed page, the broadcast video, the spoken word...
Who wants to step up and be a media critic?