The Weekly World News folds. via Mark H.
Len Witt on News, Improved: “For me, it is like issuing a CPR manual, when the victim is already down and clutching his chest. All the information is helpful, but he might well die before I figure out how to do what’s outlined in the book.” via Mark.
“What I’m against is a lemming-like rush to do something to which you can apply the latest buzz word so that you seem to be adapting and evolving.” Damn. And here I was just getting folks to stop using the word ‘synergy.’
“Whatever happens, we need to be comfortable with the idea that we facilitate bringing communities together to talk, and to talk with them (and not at them), not just to plop a finished product in front of them.” via WillS.
Damn. Maybe they do need some reorganization down there after all. And here I thought it was all just handwringing.
The response to this should be called “Why newspapers need to start aggregating other sources online, providing more original content online and in print, and how to cue their readers to follow stories between mediums.”