Corporate vision or hubbed myopia?

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Headlines/gannett-rolls-out-cci-newsgate-creates-page-production-hubs-61977-.aspx

You can’t buy out of town newspapers much anymore, so folks may not notice whether a visual homoginization  is the result of Gannett’s new “national page production network.”

In 10 years, will formerly great regional dailies be little more than a “local/state” sheet wrapping a copy of Gannett’s USA Today in a “hyperlocal” sheep’s clothing of reader blogs and snapshots?

Compare the TED video by a European newspaper designer on the video page of this blog. While you’re at it, watch the Onion piece on newspaper loons, too.

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

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