"So, while business might appear prosperous, beneath the success lies a perplexing reality. Many of the news organizations that make most Web site journalism possible, either through their dollars or the work of the journalists reporting for their traditional products, are in some combination of strategic, journalistic and financial peril. It is those organizations that make large-scale Internet news sites viable. In a world of dwindling resources, a world of falling daily newspaper readership and fragmented television news audiences, who will produce the journalism of scale and importance that informs citizens about national political campaigns and international conflict? Bloggers? Citizen journalists? The software developers who produce RSS
The answers that emerge over this decade to those questions are certain to impact the future not just of Internet news but of journalism itself."
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
A Year to Remember in Internet News
Interesting essay on the state of online news from Merril Brown, founding Editor in Chief of MSNBC.com: