Friday 20 February 2009

Saving the Press: 25 ideas for survival

Former Financial Times journalist Tom Foremski has, on his site Silicon Valley Watcher , come up with 25 ideas on how newspapers might be able to survive and become innovative media businesses.
They include: Focus on original content (no press release re-writes); hyper-local news coverage; making sure journalists get out of the office and are part of the community; teaching citizen journalists to be great journalists; publishing the best bloggers; offering different ways for readers to pay; creating a search site for local resources and businesses; hosting websites for community groups; giving readers a role in the ownership of the newspaper.
There are also lots of useful links to other articles looking at ideas of helping newspapers survive.
Story via the Newspaper Project.

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