Fascinating Blog Battle on Fate of Newspapers

Bloggers are taking on the American Press Institute’s “crisis summit” on the future of newspapers and one can only hope that in the end the winner will be news consumers.

API’s summit, “Saving an Industry in Crisis,” ended with no real plan or ideas — except to meet again in six months. That no-solution solution got on several bloggers radars–and under their skins. (See Martin Langeveld, Steve Outing, and Kristufek’s We Media.

I’m going to ask my convergence journalism students tomorrow what ideas they would take to a Manhattan project. I’ll let you know the results tomorrow.

5 responses to “Fascinating Blog Battle on Fate of Newspapers

  1. Pingback: Near-crisis for newspapers calls for urgent action, execs told « The Information Valet Project

  2. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is kicking off The Information Valet Project with a convening Dec. 3-5 in Columbia, Mo. It’s just the sort of blow-up-the-industry solution that’s need — a complete change of perspective away from a focus on a product — the newspaper — and to a new relationship with users. For more information see: http://www.ivpblueprint.org

  3. Thanks for the information. I look forward to following this.

  4. I’ll be looking forward to results of the Manhattan project exercise!

    Meanwhile, could you fix the spelling of my name in this post?

  5. Sorry about the misspelled name. I’ll get it right in the future. So embarrassing for a former copy editor–ay ay ay!

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