Halcyon Days

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The Leaden Touch

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ZDNet blogger Tom Foremski has written a thought-provoking short essay on how the Internet potentially devalues the market in every industry it affects.  Being a writer and in the newspaper industry, I’m digesting a double dose of what he’s saying.  I’m not sure I concur with every point Foremski makes — I personally think the devaluation of newspaper reporters started well before the Internet age of mass media when the industry’s focus shifted to splashy graphics and “whitespace” page design — but there is no doubt of the ‘Net’s shakeup power.  Foremski gives several key examples of this in the essay. I highly recommend reading it.

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Written by terrybritt

June 23, 2009 at 7:44 am