The End of the News Media?
March 28, 2008 10:25 AM Subscribe
Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please.
posted by Gagglehack to media & arts (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
One of the things that has been preoccupying members of the media these days is how to embrace the changes that new technology is handing us on a daily basis. As an editor at a small daily on the East Coast, it's a question we're wrestling with. We've put up a whole host of new stuff on our website — video, webcasts, blogs for reporters and citizens. We have breaking news updates and RSS feeds. We're aggressively local in a way that most major newspapers can't be.
Most of the stuff relies on the reader to come to us. The problem that we don't seem to have an answer to is how we can best get that information out to our readers.
So, hivemind, what platforms should we be considering? How do you get your news?
There may be no silver bullet to fix the spiraling decline this industry's in, but who knows — is there a combination of things we could do to staunch the bleed?