New years sermon

Chuck Fadely, the owner ofthe Yahoo NewspaperVideo, provided a little sermon to those ’embracing video and multimedia’ in his happy new year note to the list.

I hope he doesnt mind me reproducing a little here.

The only way newspapers can survive is to produce compelling content. The only way YOU can produce compelling content is to do stuff you’re interested in. Just say no to bad video.

Local television is in worse shape than newspapers after devoting their resources to wrecks and crime — it doesn’t work for TV, it won’t work for us. Go do something fun tomorrow — your viewers will thank you.

Amen.

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