December 28, 2007

Great Exchange on Newspapers’ Future

Great Exchange on Newspapers’ Future

Dave Morgan and Jeff Jarvis trade excellent thoughts here on the future of newspapers.  Read the posts in this order:

Jarvis:  Why newspapers aren’t making it in the new world (and what they can do about it)

Morgan:  What they can do about it (disaggregate their vertically integrated business models)

Jarvis:  Disaggregate even further!

The exchange is really thought-provoking about other forms of traditional media whose businesses are being turned upside down by the Internet.  Yellow Pages.  Music.  Movies.  The current Hollywood writers’ strike may actually be unsolvable with the Movie and TV industry’s current structure.

One response to “Great Exchange on Newspapers’ Future”

  1. Douglas Karr says:

    After leaving the Newspaper Industry I've been writing about it as well. I agree with each of the articles above – especially with regard to hyperlocal. Newspapers are pushing more and more for cost-saving 'centralization' plans when they should be de-centralizing and using their location to their benefit.

    It's simply sad to see this industry die like this.