Has the online “newspaper” got a future? 2.

Reviewing Michael Kinsley’s New Republic article about Newsweek‘s recent attempt to reinvent itself, John Naughton makes an observation about his own reading habits that might be made about the reading habits of an increasing number of readers.

Actually, the ‘new’ Newsweek is so feeble that one almost feels sorry for its staff. What it illustrates, I think, is how difficult it is for journalists trained in the print tradition to make the transition from the old, privileged, we-know-best, ecosystem to one in which you’re only as good as the value you add to what we already know. The only print magazines I read that are still succeeding to add value are: the Economist, the New Yorker, the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books.

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One Response to “Has the online “newspaper” got a future? 2.”

  1. Clive James & newspapers. (The Word) « Kevin Cryan online Says:

    […] has said recently in his blog, that the only papers  I would care to see surviving are those which add value to that which we already […]

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