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… Read More

Required reading: How open source makes you better

In this blog post (Why Journalism Tools Gather Dust),┬áDan Schultz of The Boston Globe describes what amounts to one of the big reasons why news websites are not as successful as they could be. If you borrow code… Read More

New York Times seeks multimedia journalism interns

Poking around in The New York Times’s job listings, I found this description of three distinct internships “in the Web Newsroom of The New York Times”: Front-end Interactive Designer: full skill-set of client-side technologies including HTML, CSS and… Read More

A macro approach to micropayments

Lots of folks were talking about micropayments for journalistic content this week (example). One thing I’ve mulled over is a daily fee that’s quite small (say, 50 cents? Maybe even less). I think this is easier to accept… Read More

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These posts have garnered the largest number of comments and trackbacks from readers of this blog: The survival of journalism: 10 simple facts When discussing the future of newspapers, don’t waste time beating the dead horses. Advice to… Read More

Visual journalism: Many ways to tell the story

Photojournalists have stood at the center of the transformation in most newspaper newsrooms during the past 10 years. That’s not to say they always had a voice in how changes were made — but much of the new… Read More

Social journalism: Back to the future

Engagement — one of three legs needed to support successful social media projects. (The others are inclusion and aggregation.) What does this mean for journalists, for news organizations? Paul Gillin, a social media consultant and former technology journalist,… Read More