When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes
Saturday, May 31, 2014
New York Times Internal Report, Dire Digital Picture, Too Late in the Game?
Exclusive: New York Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture: "The Times report was finalized March 24 by a committee of digitally oriented staffers led by reporter A.G. Sulzberger. His father, Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson ... a decision that doesn’t appear immediately related to the paper’s digital weaknesses. The report largely ignores legacy competitors and focuses on the new wave of digital companies, including First Look Media, Vox, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and BuzzFeed. “They are ahead of us in building impressive support systems for digital journalists, and that gap will grow unless we quickly improve our capabilities,” the report warns. “Meanwhile, our journalism advantage is shrinking as more of these upstarts expand their newsrooms.” "We are not moving with enough urgency,” it says...." (read more at the link above)
It is very, very late in the game for the New York Times to try to catch up. Most of old media is dead or dying.