News can’t go it alone

I finally had a free hour to read Phil Bronstein’s post about the future and lack thereof of newspapers and how to live to inform another day (including reference to me reading entrails, not a pleasant visual, especially for me). I can sum up his piece in one word:


Right. If there is one big lesson of the internet age, one moral to the still-unfinished (but not for long) story of newspapers and the future of news, it is that single companies and products will not own news in markets anymore and the way they will move into the networked future is by cooperating. Collaborating. Linking. That is not a small lesson for an industry that is used to going it alone, owning it alone.