Newspapers and ‘The Manhattan Project’

The still-Tribune owned LA Times has launched an ambitious project to plot its digital future. Here’s more from the NY Times (reg req’d). Right now the NY Times and Washington Post are the trail blazers but they still don’t go far enough.

Eventually some set of “best practices” will emerge and others can copy those strategies on the consumer side. On the advertiser side newspapers will need to undertake massive cooperation to be competitive online.

The industry will have to overcome its historical rivalries and Balkanization to provide a viable alternative to the reach and efficiencies offered by the portals and search engines.


2 Responses to “Newspapers and ‘The Manhattan Project’”

  1. Sagging Print Revenues at Newspapers, Online Up « Screenwerk Says:

    […] For its part the Tribune’s LA Times is embarking on an ambitious “Manhattan Project” to chart its ditigal future. […]

  2. Report: LA Times to Be Split Off and Sold « Screenwerk Says:

    […] That’s probably good news for the LA Times, which is currently engaged in trying to figure out a longer term digital strategy.    […]

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