James Fallows Talks About Google’s Impact on the Future of Newspapers

Yesterday, the Atlantic’s James Fallows went on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss his recent cover story about Google’s impact on the future of newspapers and magazines.

“So my future in the newspaper business depends on faith?” Howard Kurtz asked Mr. Fallows at one point.

“Well, yes,” said Mr. Fallows. “But actually, you know, there is a way in which our business is both daring and conservative. Daring in that every show you do, every article you write, every article I write, every book I write is a kind of a venture capital undertaking. We don’t know how it’s going to work. Yet our whole structure has become somewhat conservative. And so these Google people are saying the kind of daring we show in our actual journalism can be applied to the business as a whole.”