Murdoch, Huffington and the future of News

Huffington and Mathias Döpfner (CEO of German media empire Axel Springer) discuss the future of news. The moderator is Christine Ockrent, CEO of France 24, a TV broadcasting company.

In the context of Rupert Murdoch declaring his intent to take his content out of Google this is a timely exchange.

Clearly there are many sides to this issue, but – bottom line – the cost base of old media is not sustainable, and the news gathering possibilities of the distributed masses together with curation and aggregation present a powerful alternative.

I recommend anybody interested in the future of news and aggregation spend the 50 minutes watching this.

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Keith Teare

Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.

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