As we hear in stories time and time again, the traditional newspaper industry, based on circulation numbers and print advertising, might be dead. A new BBC Documentary series on the future of media just started, and the first one looks specifically at newspapers. It is true that we are seeing the decline of a lot of newspapers (hey, even the FT has spelling mistakes these days), but the newspaper is just the medium.
Journalism itself is far from dead, it seems to be thriving like never before. From the new revenue models of Byliner and the Atavist to Medium‘s curated take on the newsflow, there seems to be more experimentation than ever.
I still love glossy magazines as well, and Monocle, even if they’re sometimes a bit too retro and backward striving, have a great podcast on the rejuvenation of publishing formats, the Stack, on Monocle24.
I love that even New Republic, under its so far seemingly inspiring new leadership, has its Flypaper section, where they’re recycling media with the best of them.