Abe Olandres talks about Philippine network TV giant GMA7 splitting from top local news site Inq7. GMA7 partnered with local broadsheet Inquirer to put it up seven years ago, back when Big Media thought the key to online success was Even Bigger Media.
Having managed the online affairs of their former talent, I've known firsthand GMA7's cluelessness. Inq7's Mon Lizardo, Bobby Gantuangco, and Joey Alarilla are all quite capable of online media pwnage. They don't need network TV for that -- especially when TV is dying and Joey's looking to survive the death of newspapers.