The future of newspapers: a multimedia editor offers an insider’s look

With the newspaper industry facing declining ad revenue and decreased circulation, and with new media increasingly dominating the news forum, print media seems to be on its last legs. This week, LedeObserver corresponded with Roy Ortega, multimedia editor for El Paso Times, about the future of traditional newspapers. Ortega writes a weekly column called Media Matters for Newspaper Tree, the Times’ online news site. Here’s what he said:

I believe most newspapers will survive but in a much lesser form. I don’t expect they will ever again be the dominant news influence in their communities. However, there will always be a need for neighborhood news. I see a return to a time when most news and information was cranked out by spirited citizens working out of their barns using available technology. The technology available today, of course, is internet-based.

Hopefully, these barns now have wi-fi.

Advertisements

2 responses to “The future of newspapers: a multimedia editor offers an insider’s look

  1. Top news explorer. Low budget ledeOberver with laptop,dedication & hard work. Hearst, Zuckerman, Murdock replaced by the 21st century news hounds.

  2. print media will never lose its importance in future.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s