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The digital scramble

— Global


In the rush into digitalisation, US media giants hastily abandoned many of their core values, says the veteran journalist and former foreign editor of the ‘Chicago Tribune’. Elsewhere, old-fashioned values are thriving. We meet the players with successful business models.

Dagens Næringsliv, Dominie Press, Publishing, Spanish-language radio, Tehelka, Thalia Pocket Shop, Title

One thing I’ve always loved about a newspaper – the black ink on newsprint – is the serendipity, the chance of being informed of some delicious turn of events, delighted by some aspect of civilisation, or perhaps an appreciation of an unknown person or group. I love the chance to learn and be surprised when I turn the page.

I understand that I can achieve the same result online, that the internet gives me infinitely more choice than the broadsheet pages of even the thickest newspaper. I’m not a dinosaur. Well, maybe I am, but I believe there is a…


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