The Internet’s killing newspapers. Again. We’ve heard this for over a decade and a half. Prior to that doomsayers pointed to disinterested youth as the tide eroding readership and circulation. Before that? I suppose TV. Prior to TV, radio threatened. And so on. Taking these in reverse it would seem a) TV News would scarcely […]
It was in the same room in the bowels of JW Marriott’s Washington bunker that editors asked us how newspapers would look five years from now. Smaller, we said. Formats, staff, revenue, influence, circulation, advertising. Smaller. Much smaller. That was 2005. We were invited to conduct a session on the future of newspapers — a […]
I am excited to announce the launch of a new project that we are calling WeThink. What is it? WeThink is a conversation about innovation and the future — an effort to explore new ideas and promote solutions to the challenges that our society is facing. What’s the big deal? If you follow our work […]
Last week Apple banished a bunch of raunchy pictures from its iPhone App Store. As Apple rolls out the iPad later this month, and media companies support the frenzy with iPad apps and subscription services for it, that leave us all to wonder what other content, speech or ideas might be kicked out next.
Richard Sambrook, director of BBC Global News since 2004, is saying goodbye to one of the world’s most influential jobs in journalism, and hello to, what should I say – the murky, spin-meisterly, lucrative? – world of public relations. Or should that be creative, innovative and transformational?