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72. 10 Steps To Saving Newspapers (June 2009)

72. 10 Steps To Saving Newspapers (June 2009)

Mark Glaser of PBS’ Mediashift offered some of his own advice in June of 2009 on how we can save the newspapers. Interesting side-note, these ten tips were written from an iPhone, in a hospital bed, while he was recovering from Kidney surgery. Even more interesting, they were originally posted to Twitter before making their way onto the Mediashift blog.

2. Support local writers, reporters and bloggers; help market them, sell their ads; decentralize the operation.

4. Find out what the community wants in real face-to-face meetings, not focus groups. Then do what they want.

6. Smart multimedia. Don’t do it just to do it. Use the right medium to tell the right story.

8. Produce mapping and database projects. Employ or train hacker-journalists.

Well, the Kidney surgery thing might be more interesting that the Twitter thing, but you see what I’m saying. Those were my favorite points, for the entire list, see his post.

The clip, Mark Glaser talking about the future of information delivery.

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