Monday, February 12, 2007

innovate or fade away

It is official, if it wasn’t before, it is now.

Both the LA Times and the NYT are moving to the internet. Yes, I know they have web sites already, what I am referring to is that they are looking to maintain and increase their web generated advertising to offset their print costs and declining print advertising.

Some interesting thoughts, in random order:

A. What happens to people who are not computer literate, cannot afford computers or internet connection?

B. Will the 24 hr. news cycle lead to a decrease in news content and quality?

C. Should newspapers be profit-making businesses or non-profits?

D. Will newsrooms and TV stations be able to keep the journalist staffs they need to adequately cover their area?

E. What will news organizations (formerly newspapers) do as competition becomes national and international, instead of local?

F. What is your organizations competitive advantage?

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