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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Wishful thinking

An intriguing interview with New York Times Executive Editor, Bill Keller. He refuses to discuss the ongoing Judith Miller saga but looks at paying for news content and the blogging "threat":

"'I'm confident [Yahoo! and Google] will not be the next generation of press barons,' he said. 'Yahoo! could buy 1,200 journalists tomorrow,' a figure which roughly compares to those employed by the Times. But, he added, 'to them, it's a boutique' business."

He offers an optimistic prediction of newspapers in 20 years. Not sure I share his radiant optimism, but then, he is talking to Business Week.

6 Comments:

Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

News Corp are a client of the company I work for. When their people were on site about this time last year I sat in on a conversation which took pretty much the same path as that interview. It was almost like they were trying to convince themselves that the future was rosy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 6:54:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

Here is something I found fun and revealing by the way of another logger. As she is not for the American -Iraqi War and has a loved one in Iraq, I will not name her to protect her from hate filled people.
Da Link -www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/index.php

I'm to the left of Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. Yep. That's me. :)
your fellow Human

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 4:43:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Actually you're to the right of Hitler and Stalin. You just can't see for the blinders.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:05:00 am  
Blogger Nadia said...

Antony, I know this is of topic but please see this:

Invading Countries!! which and why?

LadyBird writes "I Don’t get surprised any more that people believe the existence of Zarqawi, “War on Terror” and such jokes after watching the video:"

http://www.wimp.com/invading/



Linked from http://www.roadstoiraq.com/index.php?p=532

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:14:00 am  
Blogger Human said...

Peace to you and yours Nadia. That vids too funny. Tragic too. Most Americans are very ignorant of a lot of things. The geography of the world being one of them.

your fellow Human

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:46:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Great clip. It's from an ABC TV show of last year. Satire lives...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 10:26:00 am  

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