Kurtz: People at this table who went into journalism used to think it was about informing the public, digging out inconvenient facts, and now is it all about getting hits on your blog, getting your cable ratings up, getting your circulation to stop declining if you're in this business (holding up print newspaper)? Is that what it's about?Ashburn: You know I think that, what I was trying to say before, is it really comes down to money. There is no money on the internet. There is no money right now in corporations, in major news organizations, budgets are being cut. How many people did CBS cut? Three hundred out of its news force, four hundred? Something like that? There is no money. And if there's no money, you need to. . . I think the bar is higher to do things that will gather that traffic and get circulation.
I caught the stream of Andrew McAfee's talk at the just-finished Enterprise 2.0 conference, in which he says that we're in the midst of a "tipping point" of Enterprise 2.0 adoption, but that there are still ways to ruin a good thing.
(Watch the whole video on demand at E2TV.)
Here are my notes from his six ways to "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" in Enterprise 2.0 adoption: