As we as a society change our media habits and spend more time online and with new media, the old media are starting to see less of an audience — and less revenues. There have been repeated attacks by the old line in the journalism world against upstarts such as Google and Craigslist, and even a call for reparations for the damage done to classifieds and print advertising. But others have a more clear-eyed view of the challenges ahead and see a time of positive change. “The journalistic ecosystem could end up healthier in the end, if we get this right,” wrote Dan Gillmor in an op-ed piece. So what do you think? Is this a time of crisis for traditional media, and are the upstarts to blame for all the layoffs and business trouble? Or have the old-line media brought trouble upon themselves? Do you see a bright future or cloudy future for journalism in the U.S. and abroad? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll run the best ones in the next Your Take Roundup.Related
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