Shirky: Many news orgs must choose between ‘radical restructure and outright collapse’

In response to an essay by Dean Starkman, NYU professor Clay Shirky has reiterated his belief that newspaper organizations are being disrupted at a rate that requires radical reinvention.

Saying newspapers will provide a stable home for reporters, just as soon as we figure out how to make newspapers stable, is like saying that if we had some ham, we could have a ham sandwich, if we had some bread. We need to support the people who cover hard news, ... Full Story »

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by Fabrice Florin - Dec. 3, 2011

Good roundup by Poynter's Julie Moos of an online discussion amplified by Clay Shirky about the need for newspapers to reinvent themselves if they want to survive. This Media Wire post cites a variety of perspectives by CJR's Dean Starkman, Steve Yelvington and others.

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by Warrior Wheatman - Dec. 4, 2011

An argument between those believing that newsprint organizations are evolving, versus those who believe we already live in a new technological singularity that revolutionises the very concepts of news organizations.

note: I could only access the article through the 'home' page link of NT; then click on 'read the whole...".

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