Hey Web 2.opians,
What do you think of this?
At Magazines, It’s 2.0 Steps Forward, 1.0 Step Back
The Web may be the future for magazine publishing, but in the present, ready revenue is winning out and Web writers are getting laid off left and right
Major magazines are CUTTING their web publishing divisions to focus on print magazine publishing, the part of the business that generates income.
The current issue of Wired includes an article, How T-Shirts Keep Online Content Free.
The simple reality is that work of quality costs someone something and at least in the foreseeable future, atoms may indeed me more valuable than bits.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.
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The simple reality is that print-based media is shedding readers like flies, with major publications going under and all publications laying off print staff.
The simple reality is that quality journalism is rare, not expensive, and just as likely to be found online as on paper, and in both cases surrounded by a lot of substandard filler.
Filler, I would say, like the Observer article. In one layoff, Sun media – which has the web presence of a donkey – laid off more staff than the entire population cherrypicked as examples of web layoffs (that’s 600 people, if you’re counting). http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/555048
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