I’m lovin’ what I’m hearing from Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer. Speaking yesterday at Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital technology conference he was asked whether the iPad would be the holy grail for content creators. Here’s how he replied.
“I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers…I think we need editorial oversight now more than ever. Anything we can do to help newspapers find new ways of expression that will help them get paid, I am all for.” Source: Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2010
As am I, Mr. Jobs. Bravo. Succinctly put. And I hope he and his team of innovative executives are working on a plan to move newspapers forward and out of the grasp of extinction. Someone has to figure this out as well as that darn oil spill. It just baffles me that although man created that oil well, they can’t stop it from gushing.
Anyway I divert…but, I too grieve the loss of journalists, reporters, reviewers, editors, humorists, columnists and photographers from our society. The need for them is great. For if we take away their power of uncovering corruptness, greed, injustice…then who will? The local news? Local news is barely hanging on and assignment editors there will tell you the best source of story leads come from the local paper!
This just frustrates me so…but I’m glad to know that Steve Jobs understands the importance of editorial oversight too. He’s someone that people listen to – he’s an influencer. Me, I’m just a blogger with a soft spot for journalists.
KEEP THOSE PRESSES RUNNING.