Here’s a clip of Alan Rusbridger ( via Matthew Ingram), the Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the English-speaking world. Some of the key take-aways:

  • On Commentary: newspapers are up against huge and diverse sources of commentary.
  • On the Journalist Model: journalists are less of the figures of authority, and have to acknowledge that the expertise lie outside the newspaper.
  • On the Business Model of News: nobody knows what the business model is going to be, but journalists need to think about how the journalism needs to change in order to remain relevant.
  • On the Reader: there is a blurring between the reader and the journalist, so it’s become necessary to involve the reader more and create a community around your journalist core.

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