domingo, 11 de febrero de 2007

We Media Miami conclusions (I): The death of printed newspapers

The death of printed Media in 10 to 20 years?



Although it seems impossible to Oldmedians, and most of them are skeptical or deny it, think of this: Millennials, this new user-generating content self publish generation, is just flowing out of high school and they are not accustomed to reading printed newspapers in order to access the news.
Most Oldmedians say "but.... you need to hold something in your hands to read it", listen up, if this is true, for those that have this habit, of holding something in their hands, known as “the hold & Fold” factor, EInc, out of MIT will be launching a revolutionary slim sheet that beams custom made information from the internet.
Sony’s reader, although not as flexible, will also be in the market this year.

But......Don’t underestimate the Oldmedians, Big media will catch up pretty fast, Oldmedians are listening. The We Media convention was outbalanced by these “media elites”, networking, listening and learning. Newspaper editors worldwide are learning from the blogosphere, and although it seams that blogs are to drive the mayor media, this will probably won't be so......

1 comentario:

Javier Ghia dijo...

Not every "old media" is denying....furthermore, some of them, as you mentioned are catching up....
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/822775.html
AND
http://themediamob.observer.com/2007/02/times-sulzberger-newspaper-will-be-around-for-a-long-time.html

Not sure if death is the appropiate word. But there will be a radical change....