In today's Phoenix, I've got a cover story on the future of Rhode Island media. It doesn't look too bright at the moment. Of course, the same could be said for media in other states. But what's particularly worrisome here is that the players have moved so slowly to adopt the best ideas: non-profit, on-line media; greater collaboration between erstwhile rivals; balancing original reporting and aggregation.
The piece is part of a broader look at the future of the media. There's also an interview with James Gleick, author of the heralded new book The Information. And in our sister paper, the Boston Phoenix, a story on the prospects of the net neutrality push. If you're a media geek, this is the week to check out the Phoenix.
We've also got, in this week's Providence Phoenix, a look at a local Donkey Kong champion, a Rhode Island Marine out with a new memoir, and an important file-sharing case that originated in Providence.