Guardian column: Free fall

My Guardian column this week is on newspapers’ free fall, pulling together some of what I’ve been writing here lately (registration-free link here). Snippet:

What disturbs me most is not the news, but the news industry’s reaction. Where we should be seeing aggressive, strategic leaps into the future, we instead hear the mournful braying of editorial Eeyores.

  • Andrew Wood

    That’s because US journalists have developed a strong, anti-commercial culture over the past 150 years. Big barriers to entry have blunted the need for editors to learn about marketing, finance and strategy. Now mainstream journalism faces lots of competition, and journalists have no idea how to respond: j-schools have promoted a pseudo-professionalism and failed to teach basics of management and business.