Guardian column: Putting the web first

Here’s my latest Guardian column, which reprises some of what I’ve written here about the Guardian putting the web first on newspaper stories. Cheeky of me to tell the Guardian what the Guardian’s move means in the Guardian. But that’s a Yank for you. Sound bite:

This move doesn’t just serve readers online, it drives them there, away from the old, shrinking medium that still draws more money to the new, growing medium that still doesn’t draw enough. That takes guts. This simple announcement changes not just the timing, delivery and geography of a newspaper but also its very definition.