"Printed newspapers should die by 2005, at most" was being the bleak sentence decreed ten years before such year came, based on the irruption of the Internet. The paper was supposed to lead its inevitable burial. Back then, I remember how these were the actual disturbing omens that aired to proclaim a pessimistic future for … Continue reading And the newspapers didn’t die…
Since the Internet broke into humanity with all its transformative force back in 1995, there have never been premonitions about the imminent disappearance of the traditional media, namely printed newspapers. The omens in this regard have been based on two parallel measurements: the one that records the number of people connected to digital media and … Continue reading New media don’t kill the old media
Could this be true? Often, my children and other social media users interpellate me to make sure something is either true or false, something they have read or seen in any of the Internet platforms. They resort to me as a kind of perhaps first or last instance, I do not know which, to satisfy … Continue reading Could this be true?
In this world of media, journalists and informants do cohabit on the net, but their fundamental roles are really different. For the newspapers work the "people who tell other people what happens to people". That's a masterful definition of Eugenio Scalfari, founder of the newspapers La Republica, from Italy. And on social media gravitate, by … Continue reading Journalists and informants on the Internet