Media hand-wringing three-fer
Posted at 3:17 PM on June 4, 2007 by Bill Wareham
Regular News Grid readers know I'm obsessed by questions about the future of journalism. Hey, I can't start collecting Social Security for another 20 years, so, yeah, I take the issue personally.
My quest for answers, not to mention job security, turned up three interesting items today:
*Jon Gordon's Future Tense interview with former Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen, who says user-generated content like blogs, Internet video, wikis, and podcasts is eroding the pillars of society by replacing professional media.
*This American Journalism Review Article on hyperlocal news. AJR says: Media companies have high hopes that hyperlocal news online will bolster their newspapers’ futures. But early returns suggest the financial outlook for such ventures is not bright.