One of the most tireless supporters of fixing the news business is Jeff Jarvis. But today, you can practically hear the frustration and resignation in his voice as he describes the API’s closed-door conference:
What they should be doing is asking for help, ideas, perspectives, models, worldviews, and suggestions from outside their industry.
Instead, they will be “a facilitated discussion of concrete steps the industry can take to reverse its declines in revenue, profit and shareholder value.”
If they haven’t figured out those steps by now, I’d say getting them into a room together isn’t going to do it.
If you’ve lost Jarvis, you just may have lost the war.