"Media then/media now.Como não recordar o que escrevo aqui há milhões de anos sobre as alternativas positivas para o futuro do jornalismo... e não passam pelo low-cost.
The main job of the media used to be about delivering content to its audience: filling the schedule for each channel, and matching the day parts of programming with the demographic profile. Whoever had the best content won the audience. Today the most important job of major media players is to provide a platform that enables the creation of content by us that we really want to see, hear and engage with, not the average stuff that was forced down our throats over the second half of the twentieth century.
All of the new-media darlings are providing publishing platforms for fragmented and niche media content.
How to live in niche land.
Even if we can’t own a platform, the play is still pretty clear: we have to provide niche content or curate the madness of the content deluge.
The reason platforms have become so successful is because the evolution of the media has told us that people don’t have average interests. For example, when we go to the general store, we don’t buy general items, we buy specific items. When we engage with media, we’re not interested in general content, but specific content. And the breadth of what we want knows no boundaries.[Moi ici: Parágrafo dedicado ao @joaops e ao @CascataNC]
Because there’s so much content, we need both content creators and content curators: those who make it and those who sort it. It’s something brands need to pay more attention to. While some brands are prepared to invest the long leads and compound effort to build a platform or channel of their own — such as Red Bull media — others lack the foresight, patience and willingness to invest the required resources. A valid angle of attack is to become the curator of all things good in a category, or the expert of the über niche. While it may seem like something of a sideshow, it can be both brandbuilding and profitable."
"Os jornais e os media tradicionais em geral, acossados pelos "chineses" da internet, responderam de forma errada querendo actuar como disruptores quando deviam ter apostado na diferenciação para servir os clientes underserved que continuariam a comprar jornais com melhores conteúdos."
Trechos retirados de "The Great Fragmentation : why the future of business is small" de Steve Sammartino