LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News > Syndicated Linux News
User Name
Password
Syndicated Linux News This forum is for the discussion of Syndicated Linux News stories.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
LXer
LXer NewsBot
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 112,196

Rep: Reputation: 118Reputation: 118
LXer: Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable


Published at LXer:

The problem newspapers face isn’t that they didn’t see the internet coming. They not only saw it miles off, they figured out early on that they needed a plan to deal with it, and during the early 90s they came up with not just one plan but several. The curious thing about the various plans hatched in the ’90s is that they were, at base, all the same plan: “Here’s how we’re going to preserve the old forms of organization in a world of cheap perfect copies!” But it makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem. Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism.

[Not directly FOSS related, but a truly fantastic read in light of our discussions on (the quality of) journalism that we had in the forums recently. -- Sander]



Read More...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Open source Campsite 3.2 helps newspapers move online LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-18-2009 02:00 AM
LXer: The Unthinkable: Moving From Ubuntu to Debian 5 Lenny LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 02-08-2009 09:33 PM
LXer: As newspapers fade, Pulitzer embraces Web LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-09-2008 01:20 PM
LXer: Letter to the Editors: Major Newspapers Blocking US Technology Sector LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-16-2006 01:01 PM
about to do the unthinkable.... rookworm General 8 10-30-2005 01:20 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News > Syndicated Linux News

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration