Will it do for journalists and editors to remain thoroughly tangled up in their own remarkably unquestioned assumptions about what constitutes news? It's long past time to reconsider some journalistic conventions.
There seems to be an inverse relationship between Hollywood and the general economy. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners during six of the past eight recessions in the U.S., box office and admissions sales increased.
Page One is a portrait of chaos, and a compelling one at that. It's not a newspaper article or a well-structured op-ed. It's a testament to the sort of journalism that still matters, that still separates Page One from the Internet's homepages.
Of the $46.6 billion invested last year in digital marketing and advertising, 20% was targeted to legacy media companies (TV, magazines, newspapers, yellow pages, outdoor, radio, etc.). By 2020, that figure will be closer to 13%.
Anyone in the media talking about raising income tax rates on the top two income brackets should disclose their possible conflict of interest. "Full disclosure, I fall into the top tax bracket myself, so I would personally be affected by changing this rate."
To alleviate the plight of the newspaper industry, the FTC is considering remedies including a proposal to extend the Copyright Act to make facts proprietary, increasing NPR and PBS's funding, and levying a tax on Internet users.
The internet today -- despite the occasional bouts of disinformation and invented scandal -- is far more of an effective and immediate marketplace of information than the world for which Bernard Kouchner seems to pine.