There is so much goodness in this Poynter essay by Keith Jenkins about how newspapers are failing, it’s hard to pick just one quote to pull.
What our newsrooms do have are decision-makers who have never built a Web page by hand, watched Rocketboom, or listened to a podcast. They don’t ‘get’ YouTube and have never heard of Flickr or del.icio.us or Boing Boing. They think viewing a 30-inch story on a cell phone is cutting-edge and don’t understand that I would rather spend 10 minutes downloading littleloca videos or hanging out in Second Life, than reading their newspapers — even the online version. They are not innovators, they are caretakers.
Read the whole thing.