The genius of Steve Jobs is not that he has great ideas. Many people have great ideas. It’s not that he can hire people with great ideas, or even that he can recognize a great idea when he hears it. The genius of Steve Jobs is that he has the ability to look at a great idea and figure out whether there’s a business model to support it.
There is no shortage of people who seem to have figured out what’s ailing journalism. There seems to be an even bigger number of people who have ideas about how to fix it. What seems to be missing is the Steve Jobs who has the ability to marry the analysis of the problem with the creativity of a solution and the sustainability of business model to support it.