Acknowledge and Move On: A Useful Debate Format

Mindy McAdams tries to kick start a useful conversation about the future of journalism by outlining 10 facts that should not be part of the debate. Here’s a select few:

#1. Newspapers did NOT make a huge mistake by giving the content away for free.

#5. Newspapers were a nice business … However, this is clearly over. It’s done. It worked for a long time, but now, like trans-Atlantic leisure travel in big passenger ships, it will never work again.

As we’ve recently discussed, book publishers would be well served by a similar debate format — i.e. put away past models and current fears so you can take on the issues and opportunities at hand.

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