Saturday, 4 July 2009

Indy's interactive map on future of newspapers















The Independent has produced an interactive map to look at the debate surrounding the future of newspapers.
The Independent says: "A rich debate is developing in print and across the web about the implications of these changes for the newspaper industry, for journalism, and for society. And we would like you to help us explore and weigh this debate using the interactive map. "
The map is seeded with arguments raised by, among others, Clay Shirky, Richard Posner, Jeff Jarvis, Roy Greenslade, Howard Kurtz, and Indepedent News and Media chief Gavin O’Reilly.
"The aim with interactive collaborative maps of this kind is to weave together all of the salient issues, positions and arguments dispersed through the community into a single rich, transparent structure – in which each idea and argument is expressed just once – so that it’s possible to explore all perspectives quickly and gain a good sense of the scope and perceived merits of the different arguments," the Independent says.

1 comment:

JoremThorn said...

I have found the map very useful in organizing the complexity of the current debate. I was also happy to see that some of the views that haven't gotten as much attention as they, perhaps, should still figure in the map. There are also some great interviews with top journalists about the future of journalism at http://www.ourblook.com/component/option,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view,category/#catid69 which I have found useful in conceptualizing the current debate.