The future of news: doom or boom?

Just thought you might like to read these two important essays, published in the last few days, on the future of news:

1) Clay Shirky: why newspapers are doomed:

“Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.”

2) Steven Berlin Johnson: the future means more news, lot less:

“There is going to be more content, not less; more information, more analysis, more precision, a wider range of niches covered. You can see the process happening already in most of the major sections of the paper: tech, politics, finance, sports.”

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