That digital technology is disrupting the business of journalism is beyond dispute. Whatâ€™s striking is how little attention has been paid to the impact that technology has had on the actual practice of journalism. The distinctive properties of the Internetâ€”speed, immediacy, interactivity, boundless capacity, global reachâ€”provide tremendous new opportunities for the gathering and presentation of news and information. Yet amid all the coverage of start-ups and IPOs, investments and acquisitions, little attempt has been made to evaluate the quality of Web-based journalism, despite its ever-growing influence.
Venture capitalists have decided that thereâ€™s money to be made in media, or at least in starting media companiesâ€”a fact that should concern us all.
Source: VCs Take the Media
Innovative Hungarian writer LÃ¡szlÃ³ Krasznahorkai is tonight announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Krasznahorkai was chosen from a list of ten eminent contenders from around the world.
The number of pages it would take to print the Internet = 305.5 billion