Un peisaj apocaliptic pentru jurnalisti:

Certainly one big trend has been the collapse of newspapers. And, you know … there’s no more dramatic way to visualize this than to visit the old newsroom of the San Francisco Chronicle, for instance, or the San Jose Mercury News.

What does it look like when you go in?

I mean, the Mercury News gives me the creeps because you go to the old newsroom, which was a huge room, and it’s stacked floor to ceiling with boxes, desks, and chairs, and it just looks like the last reporter was told to turn out the lights.

And then you find the few reporters who are left are crushed into a small room elsewhere in the plant. And then there are big, empty hallways where you can hear your own echo as you go through. And finally, if you go up a couple floors, there’s more activity and it’s all start-ups, tech start-ups. It has nothing to do with, very little to do with the news business.

De aici.

1 Comment

  1. poate că e nevoie de ceva șuturi în dos ):-

    You have to expect more media disruption for the coming decade and I hope that some of the new technological approaches get adapted by people with serious purpose in serving our communities with news and journalism, and then we’ll find solutions. I wouldn’t count traditional media outlets out. I think they just have to learn to adapt and sort of, you know, preps become more entrepreneurial in their corporate culture.

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