How can post-industrial journalism adapt to the new realities of news?

A manifesto on the future of news published by Columbia University’s center for digital journalism argues that the news industry as we know it no longer exists.

Over the past few years there has been a lot written about the future of the news industry.  They have written about how the rise of the web and social media have disrupted it, and how traditional players and others can recover from this disruption and repair their business models by using things like paywalls.  But the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University says that trying to figure out how to repair or rebuild the news industry is a waste of time: the paper’s authors argue that there is no such thing as the “news industry” any more, in any realistic sense, and the sooner both new and existing players get used to that idea the better off everyone will be.

 

 

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