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My newspaper career ended last year, but my buyout officially ends today. Hey, at least I got paid longer than those people who hung on like grim death only to get laid-off last month.
What comes after this? We shall see.
Posted by Dan on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 13:06 in Doodles | Permalink
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Dan, as we all watch the crumble and change of the ink-on-paper world we all knew, I receive a daily newsletter from San Diego from former co-workers at the Copley papers.
This link (http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/bold_move/7860/) announces an interesting step for journalism... directly funded by ad revenue.
Will these editors opt for a popular story to be paid more or lose money on investigative efforts?
Chuck Boyd |
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 09:14
The Q: "How do you provide a public good (high-quality, significant journalistic coverage) via private gain (capitalism)?"
I think the next step will be an information ecosystem (replacing the current tree-farm approach of corporate mass media) and we'll have coverage that's funded by all SORTS of mechanisms.
Will editors paid by the hit push the popular story? Of course. Will investigative efforts suffer? Sure. Just like they do today at newspapers all across the country.
Journalists are too focused on the "how are we going to pay for this?" because that's our livelihood. Citizens are more interested in how we're going to sort out the good from the bad. That's where I'd put my efforts.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10:12
Yay! You're a free man now, right?
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 00:21
Is it a good day or a bad day only time will tell. But it is a Significant Day for sure. Whatever you do from this day on, we'll be watching you - for inspiration.
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 22:39
Hey, Dan: I couldn't find your contact info, so I'll post here in hope someone sees it.
Is there an easy way to get a feed of just your posts, or just those tagged "new media"?
I'm preparing to launch a blog covering local news startups and loving your news-industry stuff, but fear I'll never keep up with Xark at all if I've got to wade through non-topical stuff. (No offense to Charleston or Nashville.)
Michael Andersen |
Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 17:29
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