Why ‘there has never been a better time to be in journalism’

Chris Seper, founder and CEO of MedCity Media, recently wrote that the best way to save a newspaper is to stop acting like one. Newspaper companies, he said, need to start thinking of themselves as being in the media business, not the newspaper business. He went on to say that, contrary to what people might think, “there has never been a better time to be in journalism.”

During a live chat, Seper talked more about why he thinks it’s a good time to be a journalist, even despite all the challenges the industry is facing. He offered tips about the opportunities that are available for journalists and the skills they need to take advantage of them.

You can replay the chat here:

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  • http://twitter.com/huynhngocdanh huynh ngoc danh

    According to me because life is always busy.www.lexitin.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.knilands Robert Knilands

    “But I do recall we went to war over the sinking of a ship that never happened (and that was a Pulitzer newspaper).”
    Good thing Chris doesn’t fear being wrong, because you don’t get much wronger than this alleged example. No one disputes that the Maine sank. Time to indulge in history again. Try to spend more time on the part about yellow journalism and visuals this time around — a whole generation of alleged journalists seems to have lost the meaning of that bit of history.

    Good to see these Poynter chats still bring the hilarity. Joe Grimm, ever the unintentional comedian.