Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Newspaper Can't Be Saved?

Eric Etheridge has an interesting "Opinionater" piece (http://ping.fm/bRbXs) in Monday's "New York Times" on the "inevitable" demise of newspapers.

Etheridge notes that several "Internet enthusiasts" say it's time to stop trying to save the newspaper industry and get on with the revolution. "Instead, experiment with new ways of doing journalism in the digital era."

One possibility: “a hyperlocal news and information service.” Some of the "news" will be provided by bloggers. No discussion of what this might mean for the standards of journalism, but still worth a read."