Thursday, October 18, 2007

Learn from the enemy

PC Magazine has an interesting slide show, for those who are convinced the Web is killing newspapers. It's a list of the websites that are most likely to draw readers away: The Newspaper Killers.
The truth is that there's a better online alternative to every newspaper section, from the front page to the funnies to the obituaries.
To prove it, we picked our favorite Web replacements for each newspaper section. Some of them come from newspapers themselves (like the Houston Chronicle's near-perfect online comics page), and some aggregate newspaper content (like Google News and Topix).

Rather than rail against the coming darkness, perhaps newspaper journalists should study these sites and learn to produce something 'near-perfect' online, like those Houston comics pages......

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