Anybody who tells you they know what the news business will look like years from now is either lying or delusional. Newsweek, once one the world's largest and best known publications, dropped the print side of the business to online.
But what was supposed to be a decisive step into the 21st Century turned into a cautionary tale. The popular wisdom that online is the future hasn't been realized. It's just some business models don't work anymore. Now the bane of modern newspapers has become aggregator sites like The Huffington Post, which make money from other people's content. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/
And once everything has been made free it is very hard to turn back the tide. There is a serious danger with free content and content aggregation sites like Dose Of News #DONews which have changed how people interact with content.
Digital companies like Buzzfeed Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes? https://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/can-you-name-100-countries-in-seven-…
think they've found the future in their social news revolution.
But many journalists and editors fear that if things stay the way they are there'll be no investigative journalists left in the future. A fascinating insight into the battle silently raging at the heart of our information industry.
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