"... without the baggage of a long-term print institution"
Two top journalists from the Washington Post are leaving the post for a web-only news startup.
Mr. Ryan said the future was in a multiplatform approach to news, “without the baggage of a long-term print institution.”
It’s classic Innovator’s Dilemma: You can’t start a low-cost, agile operation from inside a high-cost business in decline.
It’s pretty clear that audiences are online now, and that shedding the cost of print and focusing on digital is going to be the way to go. Printing has gotten cheaper as well, so as long as there’s still money to be made in print, you can use that for more backgroundy things that can be consumed when you’re not near a computer. But online should clearly be the focus now. G24 is an interesting combo play. (Via David Shen.)