Sunday, October 05, 2008

Craig Newmark - print has a future, but smaller

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, weighs in with some thoughts on the future of newspapers and journalism in an interview with iMedia Connection's Susan Kuchinskas.

Among his predictions:
  • Print survives but as more of a luxury item aimed at the ability to individually print items or sections.
  • Newsrooms take on a wide range of models: ad-supported, subscription, philanthropic, pay-per-view, etc.
  • The best way to form community may be to provide the platform and largely stay out of the way.
  • The best tool for Internet access in the future will likely be our phones (I've said that here before several times)

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