Sports, WordPress, and new media

David Carr of The New York Times presented this analogy on the evolving state of media outlets. The sports analogy is awesome, but I particularly love how he uses WordPress metonymically to refer to new media publishing:

More and more, media outlets are becoming a federation of individual brands like Mr. Kurtz. Journalism is starting to look like sports, where a cast of role players serves as a platform and context for highly paid, high-impact players. And those who cross over, after years of pushing copy through the print apparatus, will experience the allure of knocking some copy into WordPress and sending it out into the world to fend for itself.

h/t Jeff Waugh, Laurie Oakes.

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Andrew Nacin

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