New Media Challenges Black Publications
(Huffington Post) — The future was now. And the revolution has been Tweeted. The mainstream print industry is under a digital assault, so what’s to become of Black publications? “There’s no such thing as real-time, there’s only the millisecond,” states Munson Steed, publisher of Rolling Out, a national urban weekly. “Everything else is history. When you read the weeklies and the monthlies, you’ve already heard, saw, and received it on Twitter. And a lot of people don’t want to say that.” A lot of people don’t want to recognize that African-American publications are at a crossroads either. Recently, the Columbia College Association of Black Journalists presented a dynamic panel of print media professionals to dialogue with Columbia journalism students about the current and future state of Black media.