Ed Driscoll

New Technologies Whip Up Newspapers' Perfect Storm

While this is cold comfort for the people who work there, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s downsizing, particularly since, hopefully, this fellow will be documenting it, affords a unique opportunity to observe the reshaping of a mid-sized newspaper to meet 21st century demands. And if that doesn’t work, its “Eardrum-Shattering Death Rattles”, as Dean Barnett writes:

The print media has been endurably clueless regarding the advent of the new media. Business schools of the future will someday devote endless symposia to studying how an entire industry could be so hidebound, paralyzed, arrogant and clueless.