Publishing industry thought-leader says that journalists have roles to play in collaborating with and organizing communities - and the article is just part of the mix.
This article titled “Digital first: what it means for journalism” was written by Jeff Jarvis, for The Guardian on Sunday 26th June 2011 18.00 UTC
The article is no longer the atomic unit of news. It's not dead. I didn't kill it. But in the age of online – of “digital first,” as the Guardian defined its strategy this month – we should reconsider the article and its place. No longer do the means of production and distribution of media necessitate boxing the world into neat, squared-off spaces published once a day and well after the fact. Freed of print's strictures, we are finding many new and sometimes better ways to gather and share information.