Sophie Black - In Defence of Online News
News got cheap on the internet - some would say free, but not Crikey editor Sophie Black. In this Lunchbox/Soapbox she doesn’t shy away from the worst of the web but looks to those moments when online journalists broke stories that would have been impossible 10 years ago.
Rather than another “end of media” discussion, Black says we should embrace the possibilities of new media to create new stories using crowdsourcing, social networking and bloggers like Grog’s Gamut.
There’s also a transcript of this speech including links to most headlines and websites mentioned.
Sophie Black is the Wheeler Centre's Head of Publishing. Previously she was Editor in Chief at Private Media, where she headed up the titles Crikey, Women’s Agenda, SmartCompany, StartUpSmart and Property Observer.