There’s a scene in filmmaker Chris Foster’s Black & White and Dead All Over — a documentary that chronicles the painful gutting of the newspaper industry, our raw and recent past, when newspersons offer perspective narration about the advent of digital publishing. “Lemmings” is how one hard-nosed journalist refers to publishers at that moment in time when they heavily invested resources into design and deployment of their website, and as another pointed out, without any clear vision or understanding of the business models.
And, so here we are again, faced with the challenge of a new publishing model — mobile — and all the dilemmas associated with devices and content and advertising, oh my!
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Published by Editor & Publisher magazine, April 2014