As newspapers continue their death march toward consolidation on a national level, the survivors are increasingly becoming technology companies in their own right. The New York Times has its own Labs division. (Bet you didn't know they built the excellent Summify competitor News.me.)
It's worth contemplating the extent to which the future belongs to media companies that refuse to rely on the tools at hand, and are constantly building their own. Does the Washington Post's willingness to invest in one of the OGs of this field augur a rash of defections from other technology-focused enterprises to "real" journalism?
Grazie a Franco Fratto.