As reported yesterday with far too much column space on Crain’s Small Business Blog, the paper formerly known as The Printed Blog has ceased publication after a short, six-month lifespan. If you’re scratching your head right now wondering what paper I’m talking about, that’s entirely my point.
Today, WLUW 88.7-FM’s indie audio magazine, Outside the Loop RADIO, interviews Yours Truly sending out a call to action to local bloggers, finally, to organize amongst ourselves.
On Saturday, the Windy City’s media community convened for the second time in less than a week to discuss its collective chance for survival, this time at the Chicago Media Future Conference. Whether the effort achieved its aim has been the subject of much blogosphere debate since the last attendee staggered away from the post-conference happy hour at Wabash Tap.
Ladies and gentlemen of Chicago’s traditional, bricks-and-mortar news media and public relations infrastructure, let me introduce you to the fundamental criteria that govern the most important element of the future of American news media. Folks, it’s time to meet the blogosphere.