Can online journalism pay its way?

The Economist follows up on Rupert Murdoch’s riff on the need for news to get with the online revolution with the most apposite question: but will it pay to get into the online conversation?

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5 thoughts on “Can online journalism pay its way?”

  1. Ever thought of making a podcast Mick?

    You could chair a debate (clash) of say the Brewster, Davros, Pat, Beano or any of the other regulars. Unionism vs nationalism or unionism vs unionism or even an election special.

  2. Well I’m going to try capturing tomorrow’s debate on video. How would that transfer across to podcast? Advise by email?

  3. The bit I picked up on in the article was: bloggers “thrive on debunking, contradicting or analysing stories that originate in the old media.” …. true, but is that a limitation, in the sense that bloggers can only go on what’s being reported
    He added:”there is nothing to suggest that bloggers cannot also do original reporting.”
    I don’t really see how this can work from the privacy of one’s own PC/Mac.
    Are we not still going to need people “out there” in the field as it were?

  4. Well I’m going to try capturing tomorrow’s debate on video. How would that transfer across to podcast? Advise by email?

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