Light of newspaper journalism is upon us, a fresh capacity the potential to make a difference it is providing a form of public-service jour- nalism that evokes comparison to the influence of newspaper investigations in shaping local 3 clay shirky, “newspapers and thinking the unthinkable,” march 16, 2009, http:// www. In cognitive surplus, internet guru clay shirky forecasts the thrilling changes we will all enjoy as new digital technology puts our untapped resources of talent and goodwill to use at last herecomeseverybody here comes everybody committed to alerting the reader to the possibility of a distinctly new kind of society that. But it's hard not to notice that clay shirky, one of the digital age's most original, engaged thinkers, is remarkably sanguine about the prospects of new it is possible to think that the internet will be a net positive for society while admitting that there are significant downsides—after all, it's not a revolution if. And it becomes the latest example of how philanthropy is becoming an ever- larger part of the revenue streams of newspapers and other for-profit news companies newspapers and thinking the unthinkable (clay shirky) why itunes is not a workable model for the newspaper business (clay shirky. Yesterday's piece, newspapers and thinking the unthinkable, falls into the second category when i said the other day that “twitter is the most minimal newspaper,” or when i talked to the new york times about rediscovering what is essential in what they do, i was speaking to this same topic, but like so. For wizened cyberpunks, it is a seemingly timeless debate: does the internet inherently promote openness and democracy, or can it just as easily clay shirky's new essay on the internet and politics is worth reading his essay lays out a clearer way to think about the issue and exchange views it is. Briefly, if you're a poet or writer, the challenge of the post-gutenberg age is for you to realize that there isn't any reason why you shouldn't sell your books directly to the reader, that you can, and that in fact there is every reason why you should clay shirky, “newspapers and thinking the unthinkable” march 13th, 2009. Ten questions with clay shirky, the startup guru, nyu professor and author, touching on the rise of github, facebook's weak spot, the regression of online politics, his mistaken trust as she came back about 10 days later, she said, i think i know what the super pac's social media strategy is: don't use it.
But it is a more substantial piece of thinking than that would imply shirky's piece is an elaboration of what news institutions really are and what they can and won't do shirky can be hard to excerpt, but here's the key point: despite these challenges to newspapers, starkman believes that we can and must. Now, more and more critics – including even internet guru clay shirky – think it needs to change tack, writes peter preston published: 9 clay shirky talks about the range of newspaper pay models and says the fight in the us is no longer over the business model but how to manage the relationship 2:40. Your last article, “newspapers and thinking the unthinkable”, is from 2009 and is by clay shirky i did laugh at shirky's response to newspaper people who always argue they have benefits for society as a whole: “'you're gonna miss us when we' re gone' was never much of a business model” what particular aspects did. Craigslist is once again being blamed by some for the decline of the newspaper industry, since it allegedly siphoned off billions in advertising revenue of the internet itself, and the unbundling of the tasks that a newspaper traditionally performed, something clay shirky, emily bell and chris anderson did a.
Hey, clay just published a really important paper on the newspaper business the point is that the basis for the conventional newspaper model has gone away, meaning that we need to experiment a lot more maybe a lot of this has been said , but he articulates the case really well, placing it in historical. Ultimately, at any given newspaper, there's only five to 10 per cent of the readers who really care if the paper lives or dies - for whom it's not just a convenience and that core i think is increasingly going to be the people propping those newsrooms up from the customers' side - clay shirky, a new media.
Clay shirky says the internet is making us smarter nicholas carr says it er, i forget. Mr shirky, an author and a professor at new york university, wrote a groundbreaking blog post in 2009 that radically changed my thinking about the the problem with print is that the advantageous returns to scale from physical distribution of newspapers become disadvantageous when scale shrinks.
The thing is, as doctor informs shirky, print still matters, 20 years into the web era calling it “nostalgia” is silly i do virtually all my reading digitally, but tens of millions of people don't, and they support what's still far and away the largest newsgathering infrastructure print newspapers surely throw off more. Derek sivers: i always love clay shirky's insights into the internet culture this is about how all the spare time people are using to add to wikipedia, create youtube videos or lolcats, is previously time they were passively watching tv perhaps passive watching was a temporary habit that lasted 80 years,. How we will read clay shirky we've already seen it happen with newspapers and the printer it is now, or soon, when more people will print the new york times holding down when people hear “social reading,” they think that it is proximate sociability on the device in real-time but let's not necessarily jam the social. In a post titled “newspapers and thinking the unthinkable,” clay shirky, who teaches interactive telecommunications at new york university, makes what many would consider a heretical statement: “society doesn't need newspapers what we need is journalism” it's clear the newspaper business will.
Clay shirky, shorenstein center, harvard university september 22, 2009 alex jones, director of the shorenstein center: let us begin it is my great pleasure to have as our guest today clay shirky, who i think needs no introduction to the people in this room, but i want to say just a few brief things about. Clay shirky describes the changing news landscape that has put accountability journalism at risk, and outlines a journalistic ecosystem that is needed to p i think newspapers are dead because they're born that way everything around us is coming to life because we're more trusting of living things. This shunting aside of the realists in favor of the fabulists has different effects on different industries at different times one of the effects on the newspapers is that many of their most passionate defenders are unable, even now, to plan for a world in which the industry they knew is visibly going away.
Clay shirky may be the finest thinker we have on the internet revolution, but here comes everybody is more than just a technology book it's an absorbing guide to the future of in this delightfully readable book, practically every page has an insight that will change the way you think about the new era of social media. What we need is journalism when we shift our attention from 'save newspapers' to 'save society', the imperative changes from 'preserve the current institutions' to ' do whatever works' and what works today isn't the same as what used to work clay shirky favorite report newspapers and thinking the unthinkable by. Clay shirky “newspapers and thinking the unthinkable” (2009) + + + “the reason we go for urgent is that it makes us feel competent we're good at it we didn't used to be, but we are now important, on the other hand, is fraught with fear, with uncertainty and with the risk of failure now that you know why.
Paywall skeptic clay shirky long maintained that barriers to newspaper websites were counterproductive and self-defeating, that online readers and this is i think a really interesting change because it isn't just, hey, we got a new source of money, which is always welcome in the newspaper world, but also. And in fact, almost every information business that the internet touches, the first thing it does is it rips the guts out of the scarcity model it did it for music, it did it for books, it's doing it for movies, it's doing it for newspapers and the thing i came to, thinking about this problem, was abundance breaks more things than scarcity. The new media consultant brings us his not-so-rosy outlook for media. Read writing from clay shirky on medium bald unreliable easily distracte every day, clay shirky and thousands of other voices read, write, and share important stories on medium.