Na 12 jaar HUMO net een afscheidsmail gestuurd naar ‘Everyone HUMO’. De highlights: ik vertrek uit eigen beweging en in alle vriendschap, en heb 3 vage ideeën over wat ik in het leven wil gaan doen waarvan 1 volstrekt onhaalbaar. Looking good!
Humo-journalist (rw) op zoek…
You’ve been Rickstered.
Clay Shirky over de toekomst van het publiceren.
Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word publishing means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense of making something public. That’s not a job anymore. That’s a button. There’s a button that says publish,and when you press it, it’s done.
The question isn’t what happens to publishing — the entire category has been evacuated. The question is, what are the parent professions needed around writing? Publishing isn’t one of them. Editing, we need, desperately. Fact-checking, we need. For some kinds of long-form texts, we need designers. Will we have a movie-studio kind of setup, where you have one class of cinematographers over here and another class of art directors over there, and you hire them and put them together for different projects, or is all of that stuff going to be bundled under one roof? We don’t know yet. But the publishing apparatus is gone.
Institutions will try to preserve the problem for which they are the solution. Now publishers are in the business not of overcoming scarcity but of manufacturing demand. And that means that almost all innovation in creation, consumption, distribution and use of text is coming from outside the traditional publishing industry.
"You can argue that the most powerful people on earth are a bunch of faceless, nameless 17 to 35 year olds." Anonymous, (met ondermeer Biella Coleman).
(Source: wired.com )
One of our two major parties, the Republicans, has become an insurgent outlier—ideologically extreme, contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime, scornful of compromise, unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
—Thomas Mann, of the bipartisan Brookings Institute, and Norman Ornstein, of the conservative American Enterprise Institute
Reporting is not walking around with a tape recorder or a notebook and a ballpoint pen. It is not transcribing. It is not talking to as many people as possible. It is not collecting quotes. Reporting is all that, or can be, but it’s also observing and thinking and recognizing themes and ultimately earning the ability to say what there is to say. Reporting is work.
“When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.” I think about that conversation a lot these days.
—Clay Shirky over de toekomst (of het gebrek eraan) voor de printsector.