Last week at SES San Jose I caught up with Topher Kohan, search engine optimizer for CNN, and interviewed him about the shift from print to digital media. He had some interesting things to say and is a big advocate of newspapers altering their business model and converting to an entirely digital publication platform. Topher feels that holding a hard copy of a newspaper is a good nostalgia trip but that everyday news will, for the most part, continue to be digested by users and readers from the Internet and other digital means.
What do you guys think? Should all print news publications throw in the towel and start offering up all their information digitally, save for the occasional commemorative publication when something monumentally newsworthy and historical occurs? How, in your opinion, can print publications have the best of both worlds and continue to operate successfully in both print and digital worlds? Drop your comments below, or tweet at us (@10e20)!