Clark Kent quits newspapers to become a blogger...
Tomorrow, newspaper journalism loses another icon. Clark Kent, well-known reporter on that famous Metropolis organ The Daily Planetquits, to go into online journalism.
That’s right, Superman is getting out of print journalism, and he’s not the only great icon of comics to leave the business. Two years ago, Marvel moved that great newsman J. Jonah Jameson (of Amazing Spider-Man fame) into politics, to keep him relevant…
Superman writer Scott Lobell had this to say:
“I don’t think [Clark Kent]’s going to be filling out an application anywhere,” the writer says. “He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from.”
You mean… Superman is about to become a blogger? The horror! The horror!
It’s something when the comic book industry (widely available to read on your tablet, via Comixology-based apps…) are writing the eulogy for your industry.
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media