OverCoffeeMedia was my first blog, created to track the transition of news media in the United States. Over the past few years, I’ve addressed such matters as the bankruptcies (and resurrections) of various media chains, a whole array of plans for online payments for content, and the emergence of smart phones and tablets.
None of the issues and trends about which I’ve written have been resolved, by any means. We still don’t know how news organizations will be funded for their work in the future, for example. But the convergence has at least taken a shape. In a very real sense, there are no longer print media, online media and broadcast media. TV stations do an excellent job with written stories on their web sites, and increasingly, newspapers are using video created by their own dedicated staffs. In short, the situation has stabilized enough that there’s less to talk about on a day-to-day basis.
Along the way, I created NewMediaRules.net as more of an “end user” blog, but I think we’ve reached a point where any industry information can be addressed there as well. So please join me there.