Classifieds 2.0: A Manifesto

By Steve Outing

Over at, we have not given up on newspapers turning those downward-and-steepening revenue trend lines back upward.

Christopher Ryan, president of, and I have written a Classifieds Manifesto with some solid solutions for revolutionizing newspaper classifieds.

If you are involved in newspaper classifieds, are in a position of power or influence in your newspaper, or simply care about the future of newspaper journalism (print, online, mobile, wherever) and want to see it continue to be adequately funded, I implore you to read our Manifesto. Add to it in the comments if you’ve got additional ideas.

Let’s get that revolution going before it’s too late. READ IT HERE…

(I’ve turned off comments on this post, because I’d like to keep the discussion in one place, on the Manifesto itself.)

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!