Buzzmachine has, for years, been a provocative but thoughtful source on media change. Jeff Jarvis, a veteran journalist and manager, has been spreading his observations generously through his site and through several columns and outlets.
His latest contribution is one of his most significant, because it proposes a new ecoysystem for news and media. It replaces the press at the centre of the system with an array of contributors. It puts the public at the centre.
It's "more about process than product."
He sees newsrooms organized around tags and topics or stories instead of departments. While reporters and editors can assemble the molecules of the story, so can the audience.