Millennials, those roughly between 18 and 34 years of age, tend to get their news off mobile platforms and from social-media sources. What are the implications for journalism?
A new Toronto-based news startup held its launch party tonight – Newsana. It promises to offer a high-quality curated reading experience powered by a community of know-somethings.
From a Frank Rich column in New York magazine: A few weeks ago I ran into a staff writer in his early forties I know at the Washington Post, where layoffs, cuts in coverage, and management turnover have been particularly severe. As is typical in such encounters, we compared notes on the state of the [...]
This made the rounds of Twitter Tuesday night. It’s a blog post by a 28-year-old woman who got the news bug in her teens, started a full-time reporting job in 2005 — but who quit the news biz to write for a public hospital (with health benefits and a pension plan). Here was Allyson Bird’s [...]
Journalism Interactive 2013, a U.S. conference this past weekend, explored “how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age.” Student j-blogger Dan Reimold blogged 100 items from the conference. Some are only relevant to students and educators, some are fluff, but there are some good resources in here for working journos.
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
It seems that replacing print dollars with even digital dimes will be tougher than newspaper organizations thought. Digital ad sales are stagnant or even falling at some news companies.
New technologies, new habits, news ennui among young people and many other factors are driving journalism’s decline, writes Stijn Debrouwere. But he offers some ways for news companies to thrive in the everyone’s-a-publisher, good-enough-news that we find ourselves in today. Fungible is a really good essay. Read it. The summary: A treatise on fungibility, or, [...]
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The Guardian is an excellent newspaper that’s trying many innovations. One impetus for its risk-taking might be that the organization will run out of money if losses continue at their current pace.
If you’re interested in future journalism, particularly the ‘open’ model, check out the Moby Dick Project sometime. It poses this question: Why are we still consuming the news like it’s 1899? That links to a May 23, 2011 blog post by Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger fame.