COMMENTARY BY KRISTEN HARE

It’s Time To Stop Saying ‘Old Media’

Poynter’s Kristen Hare: “When media reporters talk about ‘old media’ and ‘new media,’ what they really mean is print and digital. Yes, it’s taken newspapers a long time to catch up to their digitally native counterparts. There’s no longer a single business model, as there once was. And it’s still a brutal, unpredictable industry. But this year, one of the biggest lessons I learned by stepping inside newsrooms was that having a paper product doesn’t equal being or thinking old.”