Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Does print media need its own iPod?

Reaching for the high plains of digital media

In an attempt to leave the forest of dead trees and reach the high plains of digital media, every paper in the country is struggling mightily to digitize its content with websites, blogs, video and podcasts. But is that enough? At least one writer strongly believes that the newspaper industry needs an iPod moment. You decide after reading a New York Times article by David Carr.

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2 comments:

Shirazi said...

I am a sort of conservative by nature. Which is why I am offering this as a comment to this predictive post:

http://itasiseeit.blogspot.com/2004/05/digital-delivery.html

May be you can see the point here.

Deb S. said...

Shirazi, this is a comprehensive look at the increase in online activities. You make some very good points and back them up by sound research. I like the way you included the education component.

Your final paragraph sums up everything succinctly:

"The usual lines that once used to mark the boundaries between radio, television and print media are fading fast. Use of internet as a source of news dissemination is likely to rise in coming years. Users that have integrated internet in their lives are ready to get their news from internet. A stacks of the newspapers may still be sitting by my bed, may be."

It's great to have more than one perspective on this topic. Thank you for this.