Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Print journalists have to do much, much more - starting now

David George-Cosh writes:

Looking forward, the crystal ball isn’t kind for print journalism. Layoffs and losses hover around the newspaper industry like vultures ready to pounce on the firat company willing to cry uncle. Bloggers are suddenly annointed as the saviors of an industry that while strutured and ethical newsrooms struggle to keep up with the times.

For someone employed within the industry and a lover of getting my fingers dirty with newspaper ink, it’s a very discouraging outlook to have. Especially when no one really knows what the magic bullet is that can make everyone happy.

It doesn’t have to be this way. But doing nothing or waiting for someone to make the first move isn’t the answer.

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