How the web is saving journalism…

Making Journalism Better

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As promised, my slides from my talk at the Reuters Institute on how the web is making journalism better… although the caveat I did not enter at the time is that it’s not making life any easier for newspapers; the two are not precisely contiguous… The economics of the net is squeezing the value out of papers such that Bryan Appleyard is forced to admit that

“In this climate I console myself that it’s better to be an old hack than a young one and even better, of course, to be an upmarket one.”

Note: the slides are less an argument than a series of illustrative texts and diagrams…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty