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September 22, 2005

Unemployed journalists: Call Yahoo

Stephen Baker

Bob Cauthorn predicts that beleaguered newspapers will be facing even more dire results next month. Jeff Jarvis comments, saying that papers' most valuable assets aren't their brands, but the trust readers have in them. Take a look at Nellie Lide's list as she contrasts the old media shrinkage with new sources that are growing:

craigslist - growing

blogosphere - growing

Google - growing

Yahoo! - growing

ESPN - growing

The Daily Show - expanding

MySpace - growing

my family and friends (actual people I mean, not a website) - still growing

Note that with the exception of The Daily Show, none of those outlets is associated with any line of politics. The biggest MSM representative, ESPN, is cloistered away in the safe world of sports. Is it possible to cover politics and current events in our polarized world and build bipartisan trust? I don't think so.

One more thing. Look at that list from the perspective of a job-hunting journalist, and it's clearer than ever that all of us are going to need broader skills, with a heavy dose online communications savvy and multimedia.

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Coming from a person who is still working for mainstream media, some of your predictions are truly redical. Bravo Stephen! You have seen the light.

Posted by: Nishad at September 23, 2005 01:24 PM

YAHOO HAS BLOCK MY MAIL

PLEASE IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YAHOO TO BLOCK A MAIL.THATS MY MAIL >

Posted by: woodsellis at July 19, 2006 02:49 PM


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