Ben Thompson on the Future of News and Newspapers

Over the past week, Ben Thompson has posted a three-part series discussing the business of news, how that field relates to journalism and newspapers, and — by extension — the future of this profession and that industry. I have been a long-time fan of Ben’s work, and these three articles are truly exceptional: insightful, fascinating, and — what’s more — remarkably timely given the current state of news organizations. If you read nothing else this week, start with FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average, move on to The Stages of Newspapers’ Decline, and finish with Newspapers Are Dead; Long Live Journalism. Truly fantastic work.