Month: March 2019

  • Can the media business be saved? A “Spotify for news” is not the answer, says News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern.

    “They’re our regulator,” he said. “The government can’t regulate the news business, First Amendment. But these guys can … They determine which of our content gets delivered to who, in what priority, how it’s monetized, whether we exist on their platforms or not. They stand between us and our audience and determine everything about that relationship.

  • Five myths about journalism

    Five myths about journalism

    I’m not 100% on board with the first item on this list, making content free in the early days of the net hurt newspapers regardless of whether they lost control of the distribution model. Publishers devalued the content and thus have been unable to decouple it from the distribution model since. Regardless, it’s a thought-provoking […]