“As we head into the second half of 2012, amid much despair given downward ad trends in print and stalling ones in digital, let’s pause to consider some good news about the trade. The good news is too well balanced by the bad, but it’s still important not to lose sight of it. It’s not a matter of being Pollyannish, but of being realistic: Within that good news are seeds of what will sustain whatever forms the next stage of the news business.”
– Ken Doctor
Writing for Nieman Journalism Lab, news industry analyst Ken Doctor offers a Top 10 list of bright spots – with a bonus observation – as we plunge into the second half of 2012. The last three points really resonate with me, particularly No. 11.
Speaking of upbeat: Here’s a brief musical video clip from my daughter’s current favorite movie.