A spiegare che succederà nel futuro del giornalismo ci voleva Rupert Murdoch che di mestiere fa l’editore, che non è per niente amato dai suoi giornalisti, ma che ha le idee chiarissime sul futuro dell’informazione (e non si può che dargli ragione) Trascrizione del suo intervento da Vittorio Zambardino
Today I would like to talk with you about a subject that always gets certain journalists going: the future of newspapers, and it’s a subject that has a relevance far beyond the feverish, sometimes insecure collection of egos and energy that is the journalistic profession.
Too many journalists seem to take a perverse pleasure in ruminating on their pending demise. I know industries that are today facing stiff new competition from the internet: banks, retailers, phone companies, and so on. But these sectors also see the internet as an extraordinary opportunity. But among our journalistic friends are some misguided cynics who are too busy writing their own obituary to be excited by the opportunity.
Self-pity is never pretty. And sometimes it even starts in journalism school—some of which are perpetuating the pessimism of their tribal elders. But I have a very different view.