Thursday, 24 January 2008

What is "real journalism" ?

What is real journalism? This is the question Michael Arrington is asking on TechCrunch today.

The share price of the New York Times Company is dwindling due to drops in circulation, which of course means a drop in advertising revenues.

Should it be the Government's role to protect traditional media business models which can't adapt in a digital environment?

Of course its hard to sort out quality journalism online but surely this argument extends to all content on the internet.

If these traditional media companies have an established and trusted brand they could capitalise on this to overcome the problem. There has been a lot of bandying about of the BBC facing a "digital tsunami" but I think that with a bit of strategic planning they could have a very positive global future.

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