FreePint’s blog is worth keeping an eye on for the latest trends in the information world as it covers a wide range of topics, which you can then read about in greater depth if you’re a subscriber. It’s a great way to keep well-informed.
Thanks to Robin, FreePint’s Director of Research, for giving me the opportunity to air my views on this topic both via the articles and via being a co-presenter on the two webinars which asked whether our need for news is what it used to be. These brought to light a lot of interesting points for discussion, including copyright issues, quality of free information, and the very use of the blanket term “news” which probably over-simplifies the range of information it’s meant to define.
If you have any questions about the points I raise, or your own experience on news provision and news search, I’d love to hear about them, so do please leave a comment and I’ll respond in future posts.
I’ll leave you with a quote from John Micklethwait, editor of the Economist, upon the recent launch of their Espresso daily news service: “what we leave out is as important as what we put in“.