Old guy new-media blues

By Steve Outing

So I’m the “doyen of online media columnists,” according to Guy Berger in his article, “It’s taken time, but finally the press ‘gets’ online,” for South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Dictionary definition for doyen: “A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.”

I don’t know whether to take that as some sort of compliment or merely a blunt indicator of advancing age. (Yeah, I’m closing in on 50.) Maybe that’s why thoughts of early retirement go through my brain periodically these days! :) )

And I notice from the picture accompanying Guy’s column that his hair is as gray as mine. Long live old new-media guys!

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!