‘Riptide’ Project Explains How Legacy Media Got Washed Out to Sea by Digital Currents
Posted: 9/9/2013 | By: Rick Edmonds | Poynter
A massive oral history of the digital disruption of legacy journalism models,released Sunday, contends that big news companies made early, repeated and well-funded attempts to adapt to the digital era but have been overwhelmed by bigger forces.
The work, titled “Riptide,” is likely to be controversial. Its authors — John Huey, Martin Nisenholtz and Paul Sagan — did the study as Shorenstein fellows at Harvard and have published it on the Nieman Journalism Lab site. They interviewed a group of 60 people, noticeably lacking in diversity.