This is not a good century to be a broadcaster.
If you’re not familiar with Chris Anderson, the Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, you’re missing someone with a profound understanding of the changing media economy. And he has the facts to back himself up. I’ve been reading his stuff for a while, first in Wired and then on his blog, and was pleased to find
his new book, The Long Tail, at my local Barnes & Noble this evening. It inspired me to do some digging…
Broadcast television had its worst week in recorded history last week (Chris points to this CNN story; Clay Shirky predicted this as far back as 1999 in a piece presaging the “Death of Mass Media”