Sunday, October 12, 2008

Going Digital

A reader suggested I read a PBS interview with Gannett's digital guru Jennifer Carroll. It's certainly an intriguing look at where newspapers are headed, and one newspaper chain's attempt to keep from getting its brain blown out.

I don't agree with everything in the story. For instance, Carroll seemed enthralled when an reporter told her that when a story breaks she can update her blog from her desk.

Huh?

When a story breaks, you shouldn't be at your desk. Not even high flying technology changes that. And, second, let's face it, you can update a blog from the toilet. I don't get what impressed Carroll about the reporter's comment.

But it's a good interview. Take a look at http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2008/10/gannett-pushes-for-more-tech-hires-data-centers-niche-sites-284.html

No comments: