Friday, April 4, 2008

Can we afford the news?

The future of journalism is maybe you should start looking for another career

This is how Sacramento News & Review cartoonist Robert Armstrong sees the journalist of the future. The story by R.V. Scheide associated with the drawing questions how journalism can survive. Newspapers made money when they were printed because the ads were seen by readers; online ads don't work as well, and aren't bringing in the revenues printed ads did. Scheide says: "How the hell am I going to get paid?" Bill Gates, who lent money to Dean Singleton's MediaNews Group to buy the Mercury News (which had been one of his biggest critics), didn't have a clue as to how journalism would survive, according to a CNET story Scheide cited. [Ed Padgett] Sphere: Related Content

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