The old cliché that one is one’s “own worst enemy” might well be true when it comes to newspapers.
Organizations are systematic. They create policies, crunch numbers, build hierarchies and they make cuts according to an assumed lack of value. But managements wrongly continue to depend on financial reports as an indicator of value.
Haven’t we learned anything from web startups? What do Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and so many other revolutionizing internet startups have in common? They started from nothing more than a little entrepreneurial thinking.
While journalists loll around arguing the merits of newspaper-funding ideas, they are stuck thinking in the past. So, please, I’m tired of hearing about how to “save” journalism, because the only ones who are talking about that are talking about a journalism that is already dead. You see, none of these huge internet startups began from the mindset, “Let’s see how we can do something like …Read More