Alex Jones writes that the implosion of the business model for traditional media is creating a vacuum in the type of news gathering, analysis or revelatory investigation which is in the public interest.
Information is abundant and free; collating the threads of its different parts becomes the scarce source of value. It may interest us all to know that this was the premise of Time Magazine when it was founded.
Brands are ditching advertising, which is really pretty transparent in its intentions, in favor of spin and PR, which really is not. This shift is partly because advertising is failing and partly because PR is right for the times.
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