The Bulldog Edition: Journalism is about people, not technology

File this under the “GM problem:” journalists might understand that big, monopolistic news organizations didn’t always produce the best journalism, but they provided the best jobs. Like General Motors, a big company is really good at employing lots of people with solid benefits, enabling families to pay for mortgages and new cars. But a big company can be downright dreadful at innovation, evolution, hustle and experimentation.
And these are the qualities that win the day, especially in times of serious disruption.

Great article– though the technology does make it easier for people to do some pretty outrageous things.

Posted Sep. 3 2010, 1:18 pm