Google’s head of news: Newspapers are the new Yahoo

In an interview about the future of the media industry, Google's head of news products Richard Gingras said that newspapers are like old-fashioned internet portals such as AOL and Yahoo, and that unless they can adapt to the web instead of fighting it they are doomed. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Sally Lehrman - May 12, 2012 - 7:27 PM PDT
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by Paul Burdette - Jun. 4, 2012

I liked this piece. I have felt that newspapers are like wolves. Wolves are falling in numbers while their cousins the coyote are flourishing. Why because coyotes have been successful in adapting and living within the constraints of human encroachment, while wolves are endangered. Newspapers are like the wolves and need to adapt to the new medium. The piece worked content in with quotes but I feel that unlike our enterprise their job was a bit easier. I had a number of quotes and views from different sources, this work had a natural flow as they put context in with the flow of the speech, and it followed a natural time line. I will look at the style and specifics of attribution as I work on the final draft of my piece.

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