Bill Gates is too shrewd a businessman to want to actually take over a money-losing, failing industry like the media. (Though newspapers today do have something in common with software; one person produces the original product and then millions obtain copies of it for free.)
No, what I want to talk about is the Gates Foundation’s funding of media. I’ve already written plenty about this … maybe too much.
More accurately, I wanted to talk with the media folks at the Seattle philanthropy about their perspective on “partnering” with the media. Continue reading