An Industry in Motion
Posted: 1/10/2014  |  By: Nu Yang
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse, which is sort of fitting since Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and now owner of the Washington Post, compared newspapers to the animal during an interview last year. Bezos said, “I think printed newspapers on actual paper may be a luxury item. It’s sort of like…people still have horses, but it’s not their primary way of commuting to the office.”  

Yes, people may still use horses, but they also use buses, trains and cars. Horses are just one way of getting from here to there. If you’re following the analogy, can’t the same be said of the newspaper industry? To get the news from “here to there,” there are plenty of platforms from which to choose, from the print product landing on our driveways to the Twitter updates on our mobile phones.  

As we enter a new year, E&P has put together a list of people, popular topics and noteworthy companies we feel will be taking the reins (or steering wheel) in the newspaper industry. You can compare newspapers to whatever mode of transportation you want, just be assured, the industry won’t be standing still.    

PEOPLE
 
Jeff Bezos


Aaron Kushner

Warren Buffett

John Henry

Pierre Omidyar

Joanne Bradford

Rupert Murdoch

The 18-29-year-old reader

TOPICS

The Paywall

Mobile

Social media

Digital advertising

The print product

Analytics

Content

Nonprofit journalism

Citizen journalism

Digital production

BRANDS

BuzzFeed

Facebook

Twitter

The Guardian

Deseret Digital Media

The New York Times

Newspaper Association of America