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The coming death of print newspapers

Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There were three strong consensus answers: first, get good at understanding and presenting data. Second, understand how social […]

Journalism education: There is no spoon

At a journalism education conference in Canada recently, it appears media economics scholar Robert Picard gave a stirring keynote address. Stirring as in “stir things up!” He began by reminding the audience that journalism and the media environment today are vastly different from what they were in the previous century. I’d say the decline began […]

(Re)defining multimedia journalism

I published a post on Medium.com 11 days ago. The title is (Re)defining multimedia journalism. I thought it would be interesting to publish it there, instead of here, on my own blog, and see what would happen. Medium has this nice graph with options to see how many people viewed my post, or how many […]

What I read this week

I spent Saturday morning closing tabs in my browser. Here’s what was interesting and good. Local news Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting Paul Farhi March 26, 2014 “[L]ocal news has become a tough sell, especially online. It’s not that people aren’t interested in their communities — local news usually ranks as the […]

Smarter(9): A list for journalism students

Zeynep Tufekci: Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release. Public radio journalist Stan Alcorn asks: Is This Thing On? (“Audio never goes viral.”) Freepress.net: The Net Neutrality Court Case Decoded.

Smarter(8): A list for journalism students

Callie Schweitzer: How David O. Russell Made Me a Journalist. Matthew Mullenweg: The Intrinsic Value of Blogging. Steve Buttry: You don’t tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them.

Smarter(7): A list for journalism students

National Geographic: 2013 Year in Review. Elise Hu: Tomorrow’s metric for news is action. Michael Wolff: Even the New York Times can’t resist going lowbrow with native advertising.