25 Jan '15, 11pm

The Future Media Barons of the World

The Future Media Barons of the World

The inspiration of this post arises from watching the series “The Newsroom ” written by Aaron Sorkin. I remain very much a fan from the days of “The West Wing” till today. In the last two episodes, Sorkin condensed the conundrum of the traditional newsroom steeped in journalistic integrity and failing business model versus the up and coming media platforms that focus on distribution metrics & sensational content (which may not be important for the rest of the world but nevertheless the centre of attention). The ending where Charlie, the fictional president of the news network died of a heart attack while engaged in a conflict with Pruit, the billionaire and owner of the network, over editorial differences has amplified that conundrum. Although we see the parallels in the real world where the editors of the New Republic revolt against their media owner, Chris Hughes (a form...

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