I hate to say it but the continuing failure of the newspaper industry is almost, almost justifiable when its figureheads show their ignorance of new media technologies, publicly no less. Google’s CEO Eric E. Schmidt spoke at a newspaper convention recently, and was forced to answer uninformed questions from newspaper executives about Google’s news snippets and headlines.

Google is a search engine, people. It drives traffic TO your publication online. It is not your competitor. Think outside column width. Google is your friend, duh.


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