Posts tagged journalism
Posts tagged journalism
In an open letter to university presidents, a group of prestigious journalism school funders called for an overhaul of most programs. Citing the new digital realities of journalism, the letter recognizes the innovations of some universities while decrying the slow change of most.
Of the specifically mentioned institutions, Arizona State University and The Missouri School of Journalism were commended for adopting the “teaching hospital” method of learning by doing. Other universities were called out for snubbing potential professors who lacked advanced degrees but had long track records of professional experience.
Read analysis of the letter at On Philanthropy.
Youtube has launched an investigative news channel called “I files” with help from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The channel will collect videos from major media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, and Al-Jazeera as well as offer a platform for independent content creators.
CIR Senior Producer Stephen Talbot said in a blog post about the channel
“The main assignment of I Files is to be timely and relevant, to provide an outlet for a citizen journalist who captures an incredible moment on camera, but above all to dig deeper and to present well-reported and engaging stories that offer real information and insights.”
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker is teeming up with Silicon Valley vets to launch a social media video news website.
The platform is geared toward Millennials who value legacy and professional media as well as new-media and non-traditional sources.
The new platform continues the themes that have come to define the next generation of journalism. Information is more often disseminated by bloggers and less established sources, and thought leaders are no longer found solely in the corporate media establishment.
The news industry’s quest for a sustainable business model added a new chapter this week after Media Storm, the leader in multimedia journalism, started a pay-to-view system for its newest publications.
Critisism of the move prompted photographer Maggie Steber to the top of a soap box via her facebook page and the Duck Rabbit blog.
In a statement on Media Storm’s blog, founder and executive producer Brian Storm said about the move
“…no company or industry can sustain itself for long without producing a product for which people are willing to pay…At MediaStorm we think it’s time for us, as content producers and publishers, to bring this conversation into the limelight. Frankly, our long-term survival as an industry depends on it.”
Despite tan army of skeptics and the expectation of getting-it-for-free in online culture, charging for content has seemed an inevitability for some time. After the New York Times put most of its content behind pay walls in 2011, the sentiment was other publications were bound to follow suite.
This is just another experiment in the search of News’ Next Business Model, but it is interesting to note now the leader of “old” media and the “new” media are now charging for their work.