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If you have at least a passing interest in journalism, you should already be aware of the angst regarding newspapers. Warren Swil of the Pasadena Star-News says the paradigm shift demands that journalists start thinking differently about their jobs.
Journalism in general – and daily newspapers in particular – is undergoing seismic changes, some of which are gut-wrenching. Traditional models of reporting and publishing have become obsolete.
Daily newspapers like this one are under attack from multiple directions. Their business model has morphed at light speed. The Internet and electronic delivery of content pose an existential threat. Readers know this, and vote with their pocketbooks.
Those newspapers that don’t adapt – and fast – will die.
[Continue reading about the Paradigm Shift]
Some other insights from journalists and media critics…
- Publishers foresee change not extinction [Kennebec Journal]
- Journalism jobs moving online [Median Shift]
- Not all journalism will be online [washingtonpost.com]
- Newspapers taste like already chewed gum [Slate]
- Don’t say goodbye to newspapers yet [The Century Foundation]
… and some advice…
- Take a tip on packaging from CNN [Web 2.Oh… really?]
- Newspapers should leave behind ‘lecture mode’ [International Journal of News and Technology]
- Return to advocacy journalism [Steve Outing at E & P]