Monday, October 18, 2004

COMMAND POST AT THE AP MANAGING EDITORS CONFERENCE

Read Alan Nelson's (co-founder of The Command-Post.org) speech at the Associated Press Managing Editors conference. [Via Michele Catalano.] Here is an excerpt:

I DO think traditional journalism faces a real problem … one that you have to address if you’re to maintain not just credibility, but readership, in the future. And it’s not about accessibility or credibility or the appeal of blogger journalists … it’s about the new economy.

The fact is that information technology in general, and the Internet in particular, have unleashed a force of economic and social change of great consequence on nearly all of our established institutions. (The Command Post, 10/17/04.)


In the news: Change or become obsolete, newspapers warned.