After months of doom and gloom, job cuts and predictions of the death of the newspaper, comes a glimmer of hope.
Writing in this week’s Media Guardian, Steve Busfield is upbeat about what he’s seen as a judge for the 2010 Regional Press Awards. He’s come across talented people willing to experiment with their journalism – and new publications ‘sprouting’ online.
Meanwhile his colleague Emily Bell reports on AOL’s plans to hire 400 people – many of them ‘traditional journalists’ and to create a network of 40,000 freelance contributors!
So the message remains the same – there will be work for journalists but not, perhaps, in the forms that we have known it in the past.