Montag, Oktober 06, 2008

Newspapers (and others) need to learn that great online communities should not be dictatorships

writes Robert Niles on OJR

- We don't trust outsiders to know what we ought to be doing, so

- we're not comfortable letting "outsiders" influence decisions about internal operations

- even the most Web-savvy newspaper newsrooms can't offer a fraction of experience with and passion for online publishing that a reader community can

- Publishers need readers, but readers online have so many choices that they don't need to go where they are not wanted