Jeffery Zeldman discusses online journalism and the future of media in this online media speech. Zeldman states that he admires the quality of The New York Times, and other publications. He believes the articles are well written, and things are well organized, but he worries for their futures.
Zeldman talks about the financial hit that these well-known print publications are taking, due to the digital revolution. There's no question that journalism is going digital, but it can be a challenge for some publications to make the same kind of profit online that they did in print. This is largely because web content is expected to be free (for the most part). This leaves publications struggling to find other ways to make money.
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