Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

Business Models, Strategies, Issues and Trends

Author: Jeff Kaye,Stephen Quinn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433106859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

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The news media play a vital role in keeping the public informed and maintaining democratic processes. But that essential function has come under threat as emerging technologies and changing social trends, sped up by global economic turmoil, have disrupted traditional business models and practices, creating a financial crisis. Quality journalism is expensive to produce – so how will it survive as current sources of revenue shrink? Funding Journalism in the Digital Age not only explores the current challenges, but also provides a comprehensive look at business models and strategies that could sustain the news industry as it makes the transition from print and broadcast distribution to primarily digital platforms. The authors bring widespread international journalism experience to provide a global perspective on how news organizations are evolving, investigating innovative commercial projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Singapore and elsewhere.
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Journalism in the Digital Age

Theory and Practice for Broadcast, Print and On-line Media

Author: John Herbert

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9780240515892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting. Combines skills and theory for radio, TV, print and on-line media Shows how journalists can work with converged media Gives essential theory, ethics, law and management skills alongside the practical techniques: interviewing, writing, reporting and newsgathering
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Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age

Author: Gambarato, Renira Rampazzo,Alzamora, Geane C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522537821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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Since the advent of digitization, the conceptual confusion surrounding the semantic galaxy that comprises the media and journalism universes has increased. Journalism across several media platforms provides rapidly expanding content and audience engagement that assist in enhancing the journalistic experience. Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age provides emerging research on multimedia journalism across various platforms and formats using digital technologies. While highlighting topics, such as immersive journalism, nonfictional narratives, and design practice, this book explores the theoretical and critical approaches to journalism through the lens of various technologies and media platforms. This book is an important resource for scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and media professionals seeking current research on media expansion and participatory journalism.
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The Forbes Model for Journalism Inthe Digital Age: Training a New Gen Eration of Entrepreneurial Journalists

Author: Lewis Dvorkin,Forbes, LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614644767

Category: Citizen journalism

Page: 64

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ABOUT THE BOOK Since its founding in 1917, Forbes has been providing insights, information, and inspiration to ensure the success of those who are dedicated to the spirit of free enterprise. Its flagship publications, Forbes and Forbes Asia, reach a worldwide audience of more than six million readers and its website, Forbes.com-the leading business site on the Web-attracts an audience that averages 30 million people per month. Forbes also publishes ForbesLife magazine and licensed editions in more than 25 countries around the world. Lewis DVorkin has always appreciated the importance of clarity, particularly in his professional life and in the media he consumes. When he first came to Forbes in the mid-1990s, he completely understood the brand and its voice. Then he left for AOL as the millennium turned. It was obvious the news cycle was getting faster and digital media was the place to be. After that, he founded a startup, True/Slant. He had a clear idea - well, he hoped he did - for a new way to produce news. Two years ago, he sold that company to Forbes, one of his investors. In re-joining a trusted brand and people he trusts as the chief product officer, he saw a direct path for the True/Slant team to take its ideas to a bigger stage. It's worked out great. Why? Lots of reasons, especially this one: the clarity and strength of the Forbes mission. Journalism at Forbes is rooted in the conviction that success results from free enterprise, the entrepreneurial spirit, smart investing - and living a life beyond the mere accumulation of dollars. Forbes is about aspiration. That message has given tremendous focus to the task of dramatically re-imagining our products and culture in the era of digital publishing and social media. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lewis DVorkin serves as Chief Product Officer at Forbes Media. His long journey has taken him from The New York Times, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, to tabloid TV, AOL-and an instrumental role in launching TMZ.com. DVorkin has lived through a newspaper strike (sounds quaint, right?), the New York City Black Out in '77, and a bout with the Cabbage Patch Dolls. He was the founder and CEO of True/Slant, which Forbes invested in and later acquired. DVorkin first got hooked on the News business as the student editor of the Daily Iowan during the days of Vietnam, Watergate and Roe v. Wade. He can quote all the best lines from All the President's Men, and still thinks Howard Beale did it better than all the real-life pretenders who followed him. DVorkin would like to express his gratitude to James Bellows-a truly gifted editor, an extraordinary human being and a mentor. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Entrepreneurial Journalism means digital screens that come alive with individual voice, real-time activity and dynamic content, not the homogenized, lifeless and static news pages I see on so many other news sites. When I spoke with Forbes staff reporter Deborah Jacobs about this change, she replied, "You know what's changed for me at Forbes? I now write for my audience, not my editor." That's what our new model is about - listening and engaging with news consumers. Then we trust our full-time reporters and knowledgeable contributors to respond by producing content that meets their needs. And lots of it! Digital audiences can't seem to get enough information, so it's our job to supply it. Our unique model enabled us to provide them with quality, quantity and variety across eight key verticals, or subject areas. Our individually branded content creators, not burdened by outdated bureaucratic journalistic layers, use the publishing tools we built for them to turn out thousands of posts - nearly 100,000 in 2011. It was all about putting business topics (like this post on Best Buy) and cultural events (like this one on Snooki) through the Forbes prism of free enterprise, entrepreneurial capi
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Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

Author: C. W. Anderson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439909350

Category: Computers

Page: 217

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Breaking down the walls of the traditional newsroom, Rebuilding the News traces the evolution of news reporting as it moves from print to online. As the business models of newspapers have collapsed, author C. W. Anderson chronicles how bloggers, citizen journalists, and social networks are implicated in the massive changes confronting journalism. Through a combination of local newsroom fieldwork, social-network analysis, and online archival research, Rebuilding the News places the current shifts in news production in socio-historical context. Focusing on the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Anderson presents a gripping case study of how these papers have struggled to adapt to emerging economic, social, and technological realities. As he explores the organizational, networked culture of journalism, Anderson lays bare questions about the future of news-oriented media and its evolving relationship with “the public” in the digital age.
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Out of Print

Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

Author: George Brock

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities. In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.
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Journalism in Context

Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113627961X

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in turn what their audiences do with it. Using examples from across the world, as well as from her own research, Angela Phillips uses them to explain complex theoretical concepts. She invites readers to consider how news is influenced by the culture from which it emerges, as well as the way it is paid for and how different countries have approached the problem of ensuring that democracy is served by its media, rather than being undermined by it. Journalism has always been an early adopter of new technologies and the most recent changes are examined in the light of a history in which, although platforms keep on changing, journalism always survives. The questions raised here are important for all students of journalism and all those who believe that journalism matters.
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New Media, Old News

Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age

Author: Natalie Fenton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244180

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Have new communications technologies revitalised the public sphere, or become the commercial tool for an increasingly un-public, undemocratic news media? Are changing journalistic practices damaging the nature of news, or are new media allowing journalists to do more journalism and to engage the public more effectively? With massive changes in the media environment and its technologies, interrogating the nature of news journalism is one of the most urgent tasks we face in defining the public interest today. The implications are serious, not just for the future of the news, but also for the practice of democracy. In a thorough empirical investigation of journalistic practices in different news contexts, New Media, Old News explores how technological, economic and social changes have reconfigured news journalism, and the consequences of these transformations for a vibrant democracy in our digital age. The result is a piercing examination of why understanding news journalism matters now more than ever. It is essential reading for students and scholars of journalism and new media.
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The Online Journalism Handbook

Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age

Author: Paul Bradshaw,Liisa Rohumaa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864115

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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How do we practice journalism in a digital world, in which the old 'rules' no longer apply? This text offers comprehensive, instructive coverage of the techniques and secrets of being a successful online journalist, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. Reflecting the vitality of the web, it will inspire you to acquire new skills and make sense of a transforming industry. Key Features: How to investigate and break stories online Learn to broadcast to millions using video and podcast How to blog like a pro Learn to manage and stimulate user-generated content Include and use social media in your toolkit How to dig out stories using data journalism Rise to the challenge of citizen journalism Make your journalism more interactive at every stage of the process Dedicated chapter for Law and Online Communication The Online Journalism Handbook is essential reading for all journalism students and professionals and of key interest to media, communication studies and more broadly the social sciences.
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