From The Guardian
When I started this blog in 2006, Twitter was three months old and Facebook was on the verge of providing public access. Google was up and running, turning a profit, and just beginning to destroy the business model of newspapers.
Since then, the disruption to traditional media has accelerated. While lamenting the loss of newsprint, I envisioned a world where journalism would thrive despite its passing.
Thus far, it hasn’t worked out that way. I know journalism’s future is online and the digital deniers are fooling themselves if they think mass-market newspapers will survive. But we need to beware of losing what we have.
I think print in future will largely serve a niche market (a reality already for magazines). An educated, affluent elite will most likely be prepared to pay for the pleasure of getting ink on their hands.
Equally problematic is the growing use of social media to access news. Aside from questions about the “echo chamber” or “filter bubble” effect, will it improve the spread of news and information?
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