Twitter was a buzz today about the Tribune Company’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection. The company owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and more. There was a lot of shock and awe on Twitter and several blogs after the announcement. One particular blog post caught my eye. It was titled “Chicago Tribune bankruptcy means bloggers beware” from Anthony
Richardson (@Webfugitive ). The post in summary says, journalists have a better opportunity to have a successful blog because of their resources and experiences, and if you’re blogging now you need to step
up your game or partner with a journalist to be a guest blogger on your site.
I’ve already seen a few trends with some of the other successful blogs:
- Bloggers having a journalism background
- Bloggers having guests to write
- Bloggers having a PR/marketing background
With that being said and the newspaper and traditional media going down faster than you can tweet “fail whale,” will bloggers and journalists work together? Will journalists become the new a-listers in the blogger world?
Will existing bloggers reach out to laid off journalists to either train them on blogging or how to use social media tools for new career opportunities online?
What are you going to do change or market your blog to compete with the thousand of new blogs launching everyday?
All questions for #journchat
Chicago Tribune Bankruptcy means bloggers beware.
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