I think this story in the New York Times hints at the future work world for journalists. It’s about a new internet news site called The Politico, which will cover politics leading into the 2008 presidential election. It’s much like traditional media in that it hires the best journalists and will cover subjects in a rich meaningful way. But it’s online only, and its different from other media in that it will only cover one subject: politics. “Another big difference: It is hiring.”
â€œNewspapers have to be all things to all people,â€ says Allbritton, founder and fincier of the project, in the article. â€œOn the Internet, there is no one site that delivers everything. Itâ€™s broken down into mini-mini-subdivisions of interests and they attract people who are passionately interested in one subject.â€
My favorite quote: â€œIt seems riskier to stay in print than to go to something new,â€ said Ben Smith, 30, a reporter for The Daily News in New York, who will be writing a blog for The Politico about the 2008 presidential campaign.