I came across an article by Clay Shirky called Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable by way of DaringFireball and I have to say, it is a must read.
There’s been a great deal of discussion on the subject of newspapers and other traditional print publications in the news feeds and podcasts that I listen to. It’s no wonder that it’s a hot topic what with PC World no longer publishing it’s magazine and the Kindle 2 getting great reviews and many major newspapers on the brink of collapse.
In all the rhetoric, I haven’t heard anyone approach it quite like Clay Shirky’s article. It’s a fresh look and quite insightful and balanced in the approach to the “problem”.
I’ll leave you with my favorite quote:
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism.