Friday, March 13, 2009

Media Stuff Of The Day

In the ongoing journalism wars, I have praised newspaper people and I have damned newspaper people, but I've never seen anything like this.
Do the math. If you buy the Creative Loafing chain, which owns the Reader, you get Rolodexes, a bunch of dated computers, dated software, and a name. Essentially you’re buying a logo, a URL, some archived content, and a giant f*cking IOU...So, sayeth this smart person: it’s much cheaper to let them die and hire the people, who have the knowledge and the contacts and who actually represent the name.
I can't find anything to disagree with in this article. And it is chock full of wisdom. For us all.

Read it. Read it now.


Wendy said...

And for some piling on effect, here's Clay Shirky's latest blog post, "Newspapers and "Thinking the Unthinkable."

DaleC said...

Can we do the same for GM and Chrysler?

Kat said...

That Yeats nearly killed me. Awesome.