Print is Dead session (WeMedia)


Jeff Gomez, author of the book Print is Dead, and Roger Black, a design guru who I met briefly last night, are the featured speakers for this event. Dale Peskin is the moderator.

Gomez cited the outage yesterday as an example of why “print is dead.”

Black came on stage carrying his Amazon Kindle and asked the audience how many other people have it — about six hands went up.

The need for stories will continue, Gomez said, but people want to play a part in their stories, citing YouTube. He also cited Wikipedia as another example of the change.

9:20 a.m.

The speakers and audience members are discussing the younger generation’s interest in news such as the war in Iraq.

9:25 a.m.

“People are going to be telling stories in the most powerful medium with the lowest cost,” said one audience member, who also noted the worldwide literacy rate and it’s effect.

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