Suddenly there are a lot of moving parts on the media landscape. And what’s really interesting is that they all seem to be moving in the same direction.
We have old media coming toward new media: Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs building an IPad-only newspaper.
We have new media moving toward old media: Gawker’s Nick Denton, Newser’s Michael Wolff, Talking Points Memo and Digg all changing their look to add curation and perspective to their pages, and make them behave more like traditional media, editors and all.
We have a huge example of old and new media merging to create, well, newer media: Tina Brown riding her Daily Beast up a steep slope to take over and merge with Newsweek.
What we really have is the beginning of what promises to be a very exciting chapter in the transformation of the media industry.
To be sure, we still have more questions than answers. But what is enormously positive about this latest round of efforts is that they all seem to be moving in the same direction: To create and curate quality content on multiple platforms with multiple revenue streams.