My personal thanks to those who attended last evening’s meet-up, the highlight of which was an intense, wide-ranging conversation about The Boston Globe. The fallout from the newspaper industry going belly up was passionately discussed, including how this would impact other journalistic entities like, for example, WBUR.
A couple of folks bordered on the apoplectic considering a post-Globe future. And I whiffed more then a hint of skepticism emitted from some corners of the room that bloggers and various and sundry “citizen-journalists” can fill the void created by the paper’s absence.
Some argued that establishment media can mine new opportunities from the digital space, while others pointedly observed that when it came to the Internet, newspapers were, shall we say, a little bit behind the eight-ball. And I also (perhaps unfairly?) got the sense that some present were not unduly troubled by the Globe’s recent woes.
That was my general, fatigued take on the discussion. I am sure I missed other salient points that, hopefully, you blogged about. That I am still mulling over last evening and reconsidering my own personal dogmas is further testimony to the intelligence and perspicacity of you, our listeners.
If we recorded these things, we’d have 90.9’s next public affairs show!
And lesson learned: consistent date and a hash tag.
See you at the next meet-up!
And sorry for the long wait at the Sunset!