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Power is shifting from publishers and media brands to writers and their personal brands. Good summary of an important trend

Power is shifting from publishers and media brands to writers and their personal brands. Good summary of an important trend.

Some shifts in power visible in journalism today
Right: readers have less need of publishers. That is one reason writers are in the ascendant. Another is what my friend Clay Shirky said: “There’s a button that says ‘publish,’ and when you press it, it’s done.” The internet does much of what publishers used to do: bring the goods to the users.