Digital is to newspapers as electricity was to candle-makers: Ken Auletta

Ken Auletta, author of books such as “Googled: The end of the world as we know it,” and writer for The New Yorkerdid a Q&A with the International Journalists’ Network about the emergence of digital journalism and social media.

Ken Auletta, author of books such as “Googled: The end of the world as we know it,” and writer for The New Yorkerdid a Q&A with the International Journalists’ Network about the emergence of digital journalism and social media.

“The digital revolution is almost as disruptive to the traditional media business as electricity was to the candle business.” Auletta told IJNet.

He also addressed why the New York Times has such a hard time competing with the Huffington Post, and the challenges that face some long-form writers when it comes to embracing social media.

Check out the Q&A here.  

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