It’s no secret that the media industry has gone through a dramatic transformation in recent years. Indeed, many members of the media have had the luxury of being at the forefront of these changes. Ken Kurson has been one of those figures. Indeed, we have seen a dramatic transition from print media outlets to operating in the digital and online spheres.
This transition certainly didn’t start yesterday, and these changes will only persist more and more aggressively with time. The reasons mostly have to do with the changing economic conditions of the media industry. Indeed, it has become increasingly difficult to operate a financially sustainable news property, with more and more people turning to the web for their content. But wise media entrepreneurs have navigated these waters with tact and a strategic edge.
Ken Kurson and other media observers rightfully point out that these changes could and should have been anticipated by news editors and publishers. The technological and digital advancements of the last decade have indeed been substantial. But they also have been far from secretive. Nor have they been discreet in any way shape or form. The future of media will increasingly rely on the web and the digital world. There’s no doubting that.