Saturday, February 18, 2006

Media_so many things happen in a week

I didn't write in the last two weeks because many things happen. My big boss left last last week, before he fired the second-big and third-big boss; then my boss, covering business desk, left this Friday. Suddenly, everything changed since the beginning of February.

I don't want to comment on that coz it is a bit of sensitive right now. Besides all the politics, I still think it is the common problem for newspapers; without an effective business model, everything will go down.

Newpaper once covered everything, including analysis, PR work, consulting, rumors as well as critics. Now analysis and consulting go to the consulting firms and specific organization; PRs set up their own company; rumor always with Internet; only critics remains with the newpaper, though, in some extent, advertisers don't feel good about it.

The only way to solve this is to review the resources and recover those original services to the readers; or give readers a free newspaper just like Internet does.

From the journalism course I learned, a mature News theory has been mature in 100 years since started; but Internet rebroke everything, so in other words, it is now changing to another grow-up where old theories may not work.

For example, we say fairness in a story; but look at Internet, you could easily find something totally in diffrent side at the same time, though they may be covered in two or more stories.

So what's is the value of journalism? We already go back to the old period where informations are all everywhere. Google has become a reporter which could be used as a tool to check, or "write" everything on the Internet.

It is easy to be a reporter now, but not easy to be a Google.

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