Wisdom of the technologist/journalist

By Steve Outing

Online Journalism Review’s Robert Niles has a great interview with technologist/journalist (and all-around smart guy) Adrian Holovaty of Washingtonpost.com. Good reading.

A favorite exchange from the Niles-Holovaty interview:

OJR: “Journalism’s always been a competitive business. But what technical initiatives should news organizations be cooperating on? What opportunities, if any, is the industry missing when companies don’t work together?”

Holovaty: “I think news organizations should cooperate on removing mandatory Web-site registration walls, which are severely reader-unfriendly. It’s embarrassing to be associated with an industry that treats its customers with such disdain.”

Exactly right, Adrian!

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!