IF THIS IS THE FUTURE, COUNT ME OUT

Files under General | Dec 1st

Today’s most e-mailed piece from The New York Times edition is a great Maureen Dowd column about the Web site Pasadena Now.

James Macpherson is the man behind this news experiment.

“Many newspapers are dead men walking. They’re going to be replaced by smaller, nimbler, multiple Internet-centric kinds of things such as what I’m pioneering.”

Well, if this the future, count me out.

His workers in India deliver a transcript of a 20-minute press conference at City Hall about 90 minutes after the event. The cost? $1.70 or $1.80.

A year ago, he was looking for bloggers to do restaurant reviews.

No payment, but free meals.

So, expect very reliable reviews.

What a smart publisher to work for!

(Picture by AP)



One Response to “IF THIS IS THE FUTURE, COUNT ME OUT”

  1. luisgalan says:

    This is an eternal quality/cuantity discussion. Audiences will have to judge, and I am afraid cheap products are quite successful. We just need to turn on our tv to realize it.

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