Digital First and the Future of News
Digital First is the latest buzzword in the news business. But what does it really mean for the future of news? At an event on November 1, 2011 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Professor Jeff Jarvis talked with John Paton, (CEO of Journal Register, MediaNews, and Digital First Media) and Justin Smith (president of Atlantic Media), two executives who are building Digital First futures for their print companies. The discussion drills down to the specifics of how they are executing their strategies: covering content, revenue, costs, staffing, and the challenges that come with disruption.
LATER: See “Newspapers’ Digital Apostle” by David Carr in The New York Times.