John Battelle: ‘Traditional Media Are Fearful of Google and Yahoo’

I Want Meida: The co-founding editor of Wired and founder of The Industry Standard argues that print as the medium for news delivery is “passing.” That’s why he’s launching a blog service company.

IWM: Is print media on its way out?

Battelle: No, I wouldn’t say that print media is on its way out, and I’ve been saying this since we launched Wired in ’92. I would say, however, that it better be very well justified if it is going to exist.

Print is an extraordinarily important, wonderful medium. But I think we’ve seen the passing of print as the medium of news delivery. There are plenty of examples where print was the best we could do because it’s all we had. But the online medium is better.

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