Doug Cook of www.AbleGrape.com / http://twitter.com/ablegrape recently mused on Twitter, "Saddened at all of the troubles in print-media land lately. Wondering what the implications and opportunities for on-line media will be."
We all know traditional newspapers—and print media in general—are in a fast and furious nose-dive, but do we truly understand the implications of a severely diminished or fully disappeared fourth estate?
Do bloggers (yours truly included) take the same time to check things out, provide context, and follow up? Or are we simply a more sophisticated, more credible looking, version of that very annoying fwd-fwd-fwd e-mail?
I sure don't have the answer, but the staff at Denver, Colorado's Rocky Mountain News, which published its final edition yesterday, February 27, 2009, share their thoughts in this short video. Please take the time to watch.
And, if you're interested in something that is directly relevant to my family's life, read Rick Rake's retiring-from-print-media column here.
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