ASNE update

Tim Porter has some good analysis from the ASNE convention. Much of it sounds stripped right our of our business plan.

I can validate the story about newspaper folks not knowing Craig. I had the same experience dropping in on a newspaper conference a couple months ago where less than a quarter of the newspaper execs in the room had hear of Craigslist and maybe ten percent had checked out the site.

Jeff Jarvis is horrified by the cluelessness. I’ve said it a million times (at least): I fervently believe in church/state; newsroom/business separation, BUT until the editors get engaged in understanding the business at a macro level AND the businessfolk take a serious interest in the conversations about the changing newsroom, the industry has an intractable problem.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.