Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Paulina Borsook (loris) Thu 4 Aug 11 14:13
aargh, shouldnt post much before 10 am or after 11 pm --- i meant 'page one'
Victor Pickard (victorpickard) Thu 4 Aug 11 14:25
Great points, Paulina. I thought Page One was a great documentary (I was lucky to see it in NYC when the producers gave a "talk back" afterwards). I was also struck by how much hope for salvation they were placing on NYT's move to an online "pay wall" model. Although there have been some rosy recent reports on this model, it seems to me that the revenues it generates does not come close to offsetting other losses. Also your point about magazine writing is important to recall - though many of the models that are not hurting as much, as Ed Ward notes, are nonprofit and could not survive if they were not supported by foundations or other private benefactors. I think this model will work well for specific news orgs like the Nation and the National Review (depending on how much they are receiving, etc.). But I don't think it can serve as a systemic fix.
Victor Pickard (victorpickard) Thu 4 Aug 11 14:28
Clarification: In the above post, the "they" in the third sentence refers to NYT journalists (not the directors of Page One).
Paulina Borsook (loris) Thu 4 Aug 11 16:39
and many magazines have been money-losers for decades (rumor had it, for examople, that advertising in 'vogue' subsidized 'the new yorker')
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Thu 4 Aug 11 20:09
I want to thank Victor and Angie, and everyone who contributed, for a very interesting conversation. While the attention of Inkwell moves to a new conversation today, this topic will remain open indefinitely.
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Ted Newcomb (tcn) Fri 5 Aug 11 03:09
Victor, this has been great, thank you so much for your time with us and thoughtful inputs. Wish you every success in focusing public attention on these issues.
Victor Pickard (victorpickard) Fri 5 Aug 11 05:29
Thank you all for giving me this opportunity to speak with you about the future of journalism. Your insights have been thought-provoking and I've thoroughly enjoyed the conversation!
Angie (coiro) Fri 5 Aug 11 12:15
It's been wonderful having you here, Victor, and best of luck with the book. Thanks too to the Inkwell team, and for some of the best reader input we could have hoped for. Great conversation, you guys!
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 5 Aug 11 15:21
It's been super! Thanks, Victor and Angie. By the way, the next conversation sprung from the <byline.> and <writers.> conferences on The WELL, and is about the newest wrinkles in e-book publishing and selling pieces that are in a long-article format. Some readers of this topic may find that one interesting too.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sat 6 Aug 11 03:37
Digital Voices, Meet Media Consolodation (from SXSW) http://wiredpen.com/about/sxsw-who-will-speak-truth-to-power/
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Thu 20 Oct 11 09:31
What does a post-channel media world look like? Great visual and article on the Future of Journalism by Ross Dawson: http://futureofjournalism.com.au/the-future-of-journalism-by-ross-dawson/
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Fri 1 Jun 12 18:49
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