By Luther Turmelle | January 2nd, 2009
Leave it to one of my all-time favorite journalists – Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air – to offer up an interesting perspective on the quagmire the newspaper business is in. Gross interviewed Stanford University Law Professor and Wired columnist Lawrence Lessig about “the changing landscape of intellectual property in the digital age.”
Here’s the link to the broadcast: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98591002 Once you get to the web page, click on the “Listen Now” icon
Though much of the nearly 38-minute interview is devoted to the nation’s copyright law, Lessig does have some interesting things to say about print journalism in an Internet age. You may not agree with him – and at one point, Gross steps up to defend the beleaguered newspaper industry – but Lessig provides anyone in the business with some things worth considering.