This is a session wrap-up from SXSW 2010. To start the session, a question was asked by the moderators to the audience “If the times ceased to exist, how would you feel?” Only a few hands in an audience of 500 said that would be disappointed. Only several more were indifferent, but a vast majority would be upset if the media giant no longer created their content in print or online.
Those on the panel were:
- David Carr, a writer from the NY Times.
- Amy Langfield, travel and events site New Yorkology a blog on what is going on in New York.
- Marcus Moulitsas of the Daily Kos a blog site with thousands of writers.
- Greg Beato writer for a magazine called Reason
- Henry Copeland the moderator who is with BlogAds
Gawker is believed to be marching towards the Times in regard to a quality of content creation by adding reporters. With Nick Denton running it, a former reporter himself, it is believed by the panel to be pushing towards a spin as a quality web newspaper. Gawker Media has been pushing content out quicker than traditional media outlets. Blogs typically do not spend the time fact checking, do not create a back story, and create quick and concise content with few details, with the benefit of these being published in an extremely timely manner.