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Times Editor Chris Lopez's weblog

Friday, April 22, 2005


We a lot of strategic planning going on in the news building. Right now we have 103 employees who are building our future. On Monday we will have an all-day session to hear all the ideas our employees have come up with to move us forward into the second-half of this decade. Very exciting times at the Times.


Blogger dkgoodman said...

TV news and newspapers are in a tough position. Newspapers are feeling the heat of the internet's immediacy and interactiveness, and TV news has a very limited time to present a variety of news. People who watch TV don't have the patience for in-depth reporting, especially since they can't skip the parts that don't interest them. I don't blame TV news (much), they have to provide what people want.

I get most of my news from the internet. By the time I see it on tv or in the paper, I already know practically everything I want to know on the subject. The beauty of the net is that I can go as deep or shallow as I want with each story. TV news just has time for a few sound bites and some good video. I don't see how it can compete in its current form.

CNN revolutionized news once, by showing that people want news when it happens, and there's enough demand to sustain 24-hr coverage.

The next revolution, maybe, will be when TV finds a way to deliver news the way the Internet does... in doses as big or small as each viewer desires. When you can do that, its superior video and audio and production values will beat the net.

Something like a cross of TiVo with CNN, with the ability to skip easily to the next news item, and participation in the form of video and audio clips from viewers. Live news blogging with video and audio. That's the hot ticket.

In my humble opinion.

9:30 PM  

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