31 posts and columns on Clay Shirky
Our overall recommendation for new news organizations is even simpler than for journalists or for legacy organizations: Survive.
–From a Columbia Journalism School report by CUNY’s C.W. Anderson, Columbia’s Emily Bell and NYU’s Clay Shirky, entitled “Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present”
Eye to Eye
As long as the newspaper was a bundle, no one ever had to care that people were buying it for radically different reasons. But once you go online, and people can unbundle things, where you can traffic directly to a story without going through the home page or any of the rest of it, suddenly what it — the individual choices made by individual readers come to matter a lot.
– Clay Shirky, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan
BoomTown is now right next to a canal–no falling cows in sight!–in Amsterdam, here for an unusual digital conference called PICNIC, which starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. With sessions like “We Think: The Power of Mass Creativity,” “The Emerging Real-Time Social Web” and “The Future of Business Creation,” it seems to be a place for big, messy Web ideas. But I am a little worried about keeping my head intact.