#MuckedUp chat Tuesday: are today's content giants tomorrow's legacy media?
Are today's content giants tomorrow's legacy media?
A few weeks ago we talked about the growing trend of journalism startups. This week, inspired by a string of pieces for and against the continually transforming media landscape, we're going to focus on the current landscape of new media ventures and their potential to become and supplant the traditional old guard.
"Organizations like BuzzFeed, Gawker, The Huffington Post, Vice and Vox, which have huge traffic but are still relatively small in terms of profit, will eventually mature into the legacy media of tomorrow."
David Carr is hopefully optimistic about all the recent movement, comparing now to the early 1980s in terms of growth potential. The New Yorker's George Packer's cup is markedly tepid, pointing out a string of unknowns journalists have to solve, including monetization and getting more creative with technology.
January may have been the biggest new media month in history with more than half a dozen new startups, projects and high profile moves. Join us this Tuesday, February 4 at 8 EST. We have a lot to talk about.