The deadtrees speak out

From BusinessDay. They used the word cyberspace in their headline. Cyberspace died with the 90s. Interesting article though.

‘Can papers breathe oxygen in cyberspace?’
THE notion that editors around the world fear new developments in media was tested this week with the release of the first Newsroom Barometer Survey…. the study was commissioned in September 2006 to explore the morose question posed on the front page of The Economist — Who killed the newspaper?

“Eighty-five percent of senior news executives see a rosy future for their newspaper, and it’s quite a surprise,” says WEF director Bertrand Pecquerie.

The study shows that overall they accept competition from online sources and free papers, and are also willing to adapt to new readership demands. But there is still evidence of a split in how editors think news will be consumed in the next 10 years.

Four out of 10 of the 435 worldwide news heavyweights believe that online news will take over, while 35% say print will continue to “reign supreme”.

-> more here

Comments (6)

  1. Nic wrote::

    Dude, you snuck the blog redesign on us hey!! Nice work, I kinda like it, can’t think why, but I do.

    Great Stuff!! 🙂

    Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 3:51 pm #
  2. yeah… its the less is more kind of thinking. The new design was inspired by politics.za — well more than inspired, i got the template idea from them.

    Friday, March 30, 2007 at 12:28 am #
  3. IrcMaidon wrote::

    Uh, I will have to adjust to this brand adjustment…

    Friday, March 30, 2007 at 1:33 am #
  4. Nic wrote::

    I think that Less is more, definitely, but sometimes i just can’t help to clutter!

    Friday, March 30, 2007 at 5:41 am #
  5. Guy wrote::

    What’s wrong with “Cyberspace”? What would you replace it with?

    Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 3:30 pm #
  6. matt wrote::

    how about the “internet”?

    Monday, April 2, 2007 at 1:09 am #

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