January 31, 2012
Entrepreneurial Journalism — “Journalism in the age of disruption”
Disruption — interruption of normal work and practices.
Agriculture — is obviously beneficial. Once it caught on, it caught on quickly.
Division of power
Division of power has accelerated with the web
As a result:
Amazon undermined due to Toyatan retailing
Music industry — failed to innovate because of rival subscription-based services with incomplete inventories and format wars
Google particularly disruptive
Google’s main service is search, which is made profitable by Adwords.
Value of information is near zero on Internet; key is to find value in other aspects of journalism
Combined hyperlocal newsrooms with cafes. “News cafes”
Autodesk 123D — free 3D printing design software
Q&A — Nick Newman (Created BBC Digital website; helped develop the iPlayer)