Posted by: euromediablog | November 13, 2009

Döpfner vs. Huffington: Old School Media vs. Free Content Suppliers

Quality Content in Internet:

Can it be provided for free and how qualitative will it actually be?


Is paid content the only solution for quality journalism in the net?

All these dilemmas have been tormenting the journalism sector, since the emergence of Internet as a mass medium.  Different schools have been interpreting them in their different ways. The current advertising crisis made the divide even acuter:   While the classical media has been primarily focusing on introducing pay walls,  web 2.0 prophets, particularly in the blogosphere,  continue to insist on the right of free (quality) information.

A personalised escalation of this paradigmatic conflict took place at Monaco Media Forum yesterday, as Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Mathias Döpfner (Springer, Germany) discussed sharply on the future of quality content online: Here the whole discussion panel:


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