This dude has a point

June 30, 2011

Ben Huh is famous for creating Cheezburger, not something I am hugely into, but he is making a good living off the web as far as I can tell.

But, as well as this fun site, he is also working on a project which is close to my heart. (I used to be a print journalist, and it is so clear to me the industry is in need of a massive overhaul.)

He explains it best in his blog, so please have a read of it here.

 

A local newspaper in England is doing something innovative in a bid to handle the digital future.

I have got upset before about Murdoch‘s pay wall issue, but the more I read about the future of newspapers / print media the more I don’t see a revenue stream aside from a pay wall.

Altho the Rotherham Advertiser does appear to still be allowing access to some content on its regular website.

But what I really like is the app will allow you to see where the story happened using GPS – if you look at the story I have linked to there is a map showing exactly where it happened (which is genius and reflects on the web interaction with physical space I have covered before)

The Rotherham paper is apparently independent – ie not owned by a huge media group – but how long before other papers (belonging to the bigger groups) start doing this?

 

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