Sea Change in Online News

The significant thing about Journalism 2010: Who’s leading the way?, the ‘superpanel’ at the close of the Online News Association’s annual conference was that none of the experts who were invited to speak about the future work for traditional media companies. All used to, but don’t anymore. They are Neil Budde of Yahoo!, Robert Cauthorn of CitiTools, Susan DeFife of Backfence, Lockhart Steele of Gawker Media, and moderator Jeff Jarvis.

Ten or even five years ago, CEOs of traditional media companies would probably have been invited to speak about the future, but the world has since changed.

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