This afternoon I hosted a presentation in San Francisco on the topic of “World Without Media: What Will Fill The Void?” along with online journalism and social media expert JD Lasica at the New Communications Forum. Here are the slides from the talk. You can also read tweeted comments here.

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  1. April 29, 2009 @ 9:47 am



    […] World Without Media: the Slides, NewspaperDeathWatch […]

  2. April 29, 2009 @ 10:49 am



    Can the patient be saved? ~ Who in the public really wants it to be?

    And the slide on trust?

    If the established media had wanted trust, they would have revoked Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer prize over six decades ago, when his writing was discovered to be a fabrication. Instead they arrogantly assumed that their position was unassailable and they could have what ever standards or lack theroff, and the benighted masses would still bow and scrape for information. Thus the pulitzer prize became the putz liar prize in the eyes of the informed public.

    The Standards of journalism as an industry have been to be the ideals of Jason Blair for decades.
    And in the twilight of newspapers, it is way to late to have second thoughts and embrace accuracy.
    Sneering at the blogs as Internet alternatives didn’t make people see them as more inaccurate – it made people remember how fake much of the writings in the paper have always been, and wonder at the hubris displayed.

    Posted by Solitude
  3. May 1, 2009 @ 10:49 am



    Hubris is a good word for it.

    While I too lament the writing standards of bloggers (my own included) we bloggers can learn how to write better.

    Some ARE taking journalism and writing classes. :-)

    Posted by msbpodcast
  4. May 4, 2009 @ 4:50 pm



    […] Which makes sense. Online news is more up-to-date than print. More sources of news are available at the click of a mouse. And almost always there are deeper dives that can be done into subject areas that are briefed online. As newspapers implode, there are any number of possibilities in the online world (an interesting slideshow by Paul Gillin at the grimly named but comprehensive Newspaperdeathwatch.com site outlines some of them here). […]