Posts Tagged ‘ journalism ’

Dave Winer On Reinventing Journalism

Jan 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Podcasting pioneer Dave Winer posted some interesting thoughts last week on reinventing journalism: I have the same feeling about journalism today that I had about computer science in the 1970s. Sure, we had textbooks and teachers, and projects and grades, but there was also an opportunity to invent it as we were going along. Computer […]

FCC Blames Bloggers For The Decline Of Print Journalism

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Federal Communications Commission commissioner Michael Copps has circulated an internal report that blames the decline of traditional journalism on blogging and new media. “We’re not only losing journalists, we may be losing journalism,” according to Copps. “Some blame the Internet and bloggers, and that’s certainly a part of the story. All that consolidation and mindless […]

Clay Shirky On The Future Of Journalism

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Cato Unbound has published an interesting article by Clay Shirky that looks at the future of journalism. It looks at the chaos in the world of journalism created by new media, and how maintaining the status quo is impossible: Like driving, journalism is not a profession — no degree or certification is required to practice […]

Washington Post Looks For Government Handout To “Save Journalism”

May 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General

The Washington Post published a piece today by Bruce W. Sanford and Bruce D. Brown that argues that the US government needs to step in and enact laws to “save journalism”: Unless Congress embarks on far-reaching change in public policy to maintain the viability of journalism as it evolves online, we will soon find ourselves […]

Does News Still Have Value?

Apr 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary

BuzzMachine’s Jeff Jarvis has posted an interesting look at the future of news, Journalists: Where do you add value?: Journalism can’t afford repetition and production anymore. Every minute of a journalist’s time will need to go to adding unique value to the news ecosystem: reporting, curating, organizing. This efficiency is necessitated by the reduction of […]

Could You Win The First Pulitzer Prize For Online Media?

Dec 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many organizations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced today. The Board has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism […]

More Online Journalists Jailed Than Journalists Working In Any Other Medium

Dec 7th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Podcasting Statistics

Want a safe job in journalism? Work in television. The Committee To Protect Journalists reports that, for the first time, more online journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, the Committee found that 45 percent of all media workers jailed worldwide are bloggers, […]

TypePad Offers Bailout For Journalists

Nov 19th, 2008 | By | Category: General

High-level talks are happening this week in Washington, D.C. this week between Big Business and government officials, focused on an emergency government bailout of the foundering financial and automotive industries. The thinking is that saving Wall Street and Detroit from further disaster will have some kind of ripple (trickle-down?) effect and buoy prospects for smaller […]

Bill Moyers: Journalism Is In Crisis

Jun 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Commentary, Internet TV

Journalist Bill Moyers addresses the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis, June 7, 2008. Moyers challenges the current state of mainstream journalism in his talk: “You couldn’t find a more revealing measure of the state of the dominant media today than the continuing ubiquitous presence — on the air and in print — of […]

YouTube Looking For The Next Internet News Stars

Jun 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Internet TV, News Podcasts, Streaming Video, Video

YouTube is looking for citizen journalists.

“People around the world have been using YouTube to report on the events and issues affecting their lives, shedding light on stories that might otherwise not be told and offering new perspectives on events covered by the traditional media,” notes YouTube’s Olivia M. “To highlight these journalists on YouTube, we’re announcing the launch of the Reporter channel type.”

YouTube plans to create a special browse page to highlight “Reporter” channel content.