Monday, June 6, 2011
Ben Hu, the "I Can Has Cheezburger" mogul, is challenging mainstream journalists and publishers, whether they have made a move to the Internet or not, to think outside the printer's box. "Why are we still consuming the news like it's 1899?" he asks. So, he has launched The Moby Dick Project. Says Mr. Hu, "I am trying to create a dialog to raise awareness to solve this problem. This project’s goal is to create discussions around how and what we can do to solve the problems we face with news presentation today. I’m no more qualified to lead this discussion than an average news junkie. It’s been too long since journalism school and I don’t work in the news, but I would like to bring together great minds and passionate people around this problem."