What Stands in the Way of Innovating Journalism?

Alan Mutter has been chatting with editors inside news organizations to get a sense of why some aren’t innovating quickly enough, as audiences move from print to digital delivery. While I can’t agree with all of what Alan talks about, he does have some interesting quotes from the front lines:

  • “Management is more concerned about who owns the change than they are about creating change,” said the online newspaper editor. “I hear people wail about journalism, when most of their arguments aren’t about journalism but about their own job security and, more importantly, egos.”
  • “I don’t understand or like the media,” said the online newspaper editor who’s planning his exit. “Blogging has shown me that I don’t really need the guys that own the presses anymore. I’ll probably stay in journalism, but I can’t wait to get out of the media.”

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