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Innovation in College Media: ‘Newspaper industry woes deconstructed 2.0’

January 12th, 2010Posted by in Editors' pick, Newspapers, Online Journalism

We probably put this in our Editors’ Picks when it was first published last year, but unfortunately much of this mock missive addressed to “readers/investors/advertisers/anyone?” on newspapers’ attitude to digital still rings true:

The internet is the (best/worst) thing to ever happen to newspapers. It is (killing/rejuvenating) the newspaper industry in ways we (always/never) imagined. Top editors and newspaper execs (are/are not) getting involved in (innovating/suffocating) our practices on this (new/old) way of doing things.

(…) Many people ask: How can newspaper journalism be saved? Simple, really. Newspapers should (close their websites/open their archives) and (allow/disallow) the news to flow freely. After all, journalists (are/are not) central to the democratic ideal.

Full letter at this link…

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