‘Nobody owns news’ claims Bristol man

347Chris Brown, Editor of Bristol247 discusses his correspondence with the local Evening News and their position of him rewriting their copy. His conclusion is that nobody can ‘own’ the news in a digital environment.  As he says “What this means for journalists – and the people who still, I believe, want to read the news of what is happening in their community – is that the ability and costs to spread this news is falling closer and closer to zero. And this takes the power of “ownership” out of the hands of traditional news suppliers. We do not have to rely on them to find out what is happening in our city.”

Its good to see that this has generated a lively discussion on Chris’s site.


Posted on July 9, 2009, in Hyperlocal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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