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Thank you for your kind words. I have seen some evidence. Loved the conversations with both John Byrne at Business Week and Robin Hamman at the BBC who are both doing smart things online. There will be more conversations in 2008, of course.

I see the NYT leading the way vs. the WSJ at this point. It will be a year of learning, I'm sure.

Valeria,

I too see a lot of possibility ahead of us. I'm not sure new media has re-imagined journalism, but the landscape certainly has changed.

By the end of next year, I would not be surprised to see old media will be indistinguishable from new media, with The New York Times and Wall Street Journal leading the way.

Sharp stuff as always. Happy New Year! :)

Best,
Rich

@Mario -- what's interesting about publicly funded news is that I have often benefited from programs without recognizing the proper function and importance it plays in the media scape. I'm sure I'm not alone. This is an ongoing conversation and I hope there will be more evidence of movement towards a sustainable business model in 2008.

@Chris -- Nothing is really free, absolutely. Data has tremendous value and those companies who will excel at mining data for preferences and behaviors will indeed make more wealth. I'm still on the fence about either use, good or bad. Thank you for expanding the conversation.

@Geoff -- inevitability is created by saturation and commoditization -- both of which have been amply achieved at this point in time. I am also aware of how much easier it is to build from the ground up than to change a model that is ingrained in the culture, processes and thinking of an organization.

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