Risk-Adverse Newspapers Won't Cross the Digital Divide

Cobler, Chris
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p8
The author discusses the need for the newspaper business to adapt to the changes driven by the Internet in journalism if it aims to compete fully in the digital age. He describes the action taken by his newspaper company to merge its newsroom's print and online cultures. Print journalists still find it difficult to adapt the idea of having what they do each day go up online so quickly. Such journalists must develop new skills so they can be the ones telling stories on multiple platforms in the digital age.


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