Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nobody knows what's going to happen.

Point one: No one knows what's going to happen to the media. Point two: So why then do so many claim they are right and everyone else is wrong?

Yet again, a new media person reads someone saying that newspapers have a place in society -- especially if they would quit cutting back and glory in their own role -- and a new media person says that's blather. 

I'm currently at a new media workshop in Italy where 24 American students from around the country are working on creating a new form of journalism, one combining print, video, audio and photography.  Yes, the ultimate product will be posted to the Internet, but their work could just as easily be shifted to some other form of delivery. I don't know what the future of journalism hold; and neither does anyone else, no matter how fancy their blog.

Radio & Records magazine folds, victim of the economy

In a sign of the perfect storm that media face these days, Radio & Records magazine is folding. Not only is the media business facing problems, but it's even worse when the magazine's subject -- in this case, the music industry -- is also tanking.