This post is the second in a two part series that talks about how traditional news companies can reimagine media for the web. The first post outlined 4 areas in which media companies are currently not doing enough. This post suggests solutions to the aforementioned problems. It is somewhat self-promotional, as I use my own work to illustrate the point.
I have spent the last year and a half playing with online media in various forms. I published my own content, helped large publications create content, and headed Product and Data Science for a startup that used data science to help media companies understand their content better. After all this, I have come to a disturbing conclusion - most traditional media companies do not get the web.
It has been two years since I wrote a personal blog. A lot has happened since then. I taught myself web-development and data-science, tried and failed to get an ed-tech startup off the ground, spent a year in India doing data-journalism and data-science consulting, and headed product for a data science startup that currently serves some of the biggest media companies around the world.