The biggest roadblock to media success? A traditional culture of journalistic hubris
There have been plenty of post-mortems written on the traditional newspaper industry, and there are likely more in the works — and many portray the problem as a classic version of Clay Christensen’s “innovator’s dilemma,” one in which the main players see the storm of disruption approaching, and yet still can’t respond. In a new book called Rebuilding the News, journalism professor C.W. Anderson tries to describe some of the reasons why this happened, and one of his main targets is traditional journalistic culture.
In the book, Anderson — who was also one of the co-authors of Post Industrial Journalism