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.