But it is Amazon, maker of the Kindle, that appears to be first in line to try throwing an electronic life preserver to old-media companies. As early as this week, according to people briefed on the online retailer’s plans, Amazon will introduce a larger version of its Kindle wireless device tailored for displaying newspapers, magazines and perhaps textbooks.
Clay Shirky’s “Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable” is quickly reaching the status of must-read.
MvB reacts: “it’s the end of the news hole as we know it” [seattlest]
Dan Richman writes up the event for the P-I: “Media workers, academics discuss newspapers’ value” [seattlepi]
Seattle Weekly’s takeaway, “West Seattle Blog is Hot Right Now” [dailyweekly]