My friend Ike Pigott wrote this fine piece, The Mammals of Journalism:
A weekly newspaper, serving three cities with a combined population of less than 40,000 people … has a TV studio.
The ubiquity of ways in which live pictures can become zeros and ones and become unscattered again on a device of your choosing
The great disruption has happened. It didn’t smack the Earth with a blinding blast; rather, it carried its impact more slowly over decades. The internet, and mobile technology, and codecs, and smaller gear that people can afford, and the ubiquity of ways in which live pictures can become zeros and ones and become unscattered again on a device of your choosing … blame them all.
A weekly newspaper has a website, and now it has a TV studio.
The Tribune’s publisher, Scott Buttram, likes to say that the very technologies that have disrupted network television and movie studios and large daily newspapers have also empowered his end of the food chain. The small can feast on the big, because the rules of our media world favor the nimble and the swift.
Flexibility, low inertia, is a terrific attribute these days.