The Chaos Scenario on Newspaper Death WatchIn this video interview, Bob Garfield, the author of The Chaos Scenario discusses the changes being brought about by the collapse of the mass advertising model, and with it the mass media. While Garfield is fundamentally optimistic about the future, he compares the pain being experienced by media professionals and their organizations today to the dislocation that occurred when the craft/artisan economy gave way to the Industrial Revolution. In the long run, Garfield asserts, we’ll be better off for the democratization of media. But there’ll be a decade or two of chaos that precedes new models.

Garfield was interviewed at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, where the people who are incubating the changes he describes have gathered for their giant annual mind meld. Running time: 19:17.

Bob Garfield on Media in Chaos from Newspaper Death Watch on Vimeo.

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  7. March 22, 2010 @ 11:12 am



    What’s with the […] robo-comment […] on the feed back section of the blog.

    Its almost trivial to filter all of that crap out.

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  8. April 19, 2010 @ 5:05 am



    Was surprised that Bob Garfield’s book was not in the Kindle listings. Would have liked to read it.

    Posted by Hunter Brumfield
  9. April 19, 2010 @ 5:32 am



    Sorry. Was in Kindle, as “Chaos Scenario” — I had tried “Media in Chaos,” which I now see was the video title.

    I started my own journalism career at the tail end of Linotypes, and left newspapers in 1983.

    I found Gardner’s comments to be highly informative. Thanks for that.

    Anyway, I bought the book and it was delivered in about 20 seconds to me in Japan. I will now read it on my iPhone. That MUST say something about the direction of the print media.

    Posted by Hunter Brumfield