I listened to Jeff Jarvis on Brian Lehrers’ show on WNYC today. Couldn’t get through the lines, so I added a comment on his related blog post.
I was able to listen in to the show from Stamford. We get WNYC over the air, but I was at my desk and streamed it. Then I tried to call in, was put on hold, but never chosen as a caller. So I come to the Blog to post a comment.
The above scenario speaks exactly to the point I was going to bring up.
The Newspapers (or Radio here) aren’t dying because of bad journalism, but because of an empowered web-user who is disintermediating the relationship.
One caller call this damaging. I say it’s wonderful.
ebay allows us to sell an item without a Newspaper classified ad. Future versions of Structured Blogging will allow us to do this without ebay.
SharedNews, a name I’ve given to two-way or public feeds will allow us to fully collaborate on everthing from news, calendars and events, jobs and merchandise. The two-way web is here, and it’s here to stay.
So, moving to the web isn’t enough for newspapers. They must embrace the empowered individual and full allow them into the conversation.
How long before we get this.