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Big Media Getting It, Continued

I’m in a conference room in Washington today with academics, several new-media entrepreneurs and folks from some major media organizations. We are here to discuss the changing nature of journalism, including how to preserve high-quality work while the business model seems to be crumbling.

An odd thing happened during the first session, in which I was the fourth of four speakers. The others, from Big Media organizations, basically said the things I’ve been saying for the past few years. My long-time talking points — including variations on “My readers know more than I do” and “Journalism is changing from a lecture into a conversation” — were in their own presentations.

I’m wondering whether to just declare victory and head on home…

1 Comment on “Big Media Getting It, Continued”

  1. #1 Mike Orren
    on Oct 4th, 2006 at 9:38 am

    My observation is that there’s a wide gap between saying and doing. (And I point at myself there as well.) I hear a lot of big media execs starting to pay lip service, but the battleship is not turning on a dime.