Articles and blog posts that include ideas about the "future of journalism"
Created by ksablan on Jul 27, 2009
Last updated: 02/01/11 at 05:14 PM
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The Jakarta Post: "We may not have the answers to all the questions about the future of journalism, but providing training and improving the skills and professionalism of journalists would be a good start."
Wired Chris Anderson doesn't use the word journalism. "We're in one of those strange eras where the words of the last century don't have meaning. What does news mean to you, when the vast majority of news is created by amateurs?"
Leah Betancourt says "as the media landscape changes and traditional revenue sources are beginning to disappear, some forward-thinking journalists and entrepreneurs are starting to apply the crowdfunding concept [getting many people to donate small amounts of cash] to the news."
Echoing [Josh] Tyrangiel's call for "the doctrine of indispensability," [David] Westin said the key to success falls in answering the question, "What can we provide that others can't?"
News Limited CEO John Hartigan says people will pay for quality news and information "if it is good enough. By good enough I mean that it will have to be: well researched; brilliantly written; perceptive and intelligent; professionally edited; accurate and reliable."
"The style of Fox News is as important as the content. It pioneered breezy, graphics-led, consumerist news that have dismayed traditional broadcasters. ... 'Murdoch has caught the wave of the future of journalism, even as many journalists decry it,' says Robert Lichter"
Kurt Cagle: "This highlights the real future of journalism -- it is increasingly ubiquitous, increasingly participatory, and increasingly germane."
Sarah de Crescenzo: "But working for a small-time paper doesn’t contradict my views on the future of journalism. It reinforces the message of media as a civic activity that sometimes gets lost when people talk about all the cool gizmos 'new journalism' will come up with."
Marisa Peacock: "Because coding and journalism are in great demand now — at traditional media companies as well as startups, people who can build better systems for news production and distribution will also be coveted."
Z. Byron Wolf: Marissa Mayer "said newspapers have to start viewing their product not as a newspaper, but as an amalgam of individual stories that are marketed, much like the music industry has adapted to view each individual song on an album as a distinct product to be sold on iTunes or Amazon.com."
Kenneth Lerer: “The future of journalism is not dependent upon the future of newspapers.”
Dan Brown: “If anyone tells you they can predict the future of journalism on the web, they’re lying.” No one has a crystal ball powerful enough to see what’s written in the final chapter of this particular story.
Bob Schieffer says students at the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU "don't learn to work for newspapers or TV or the Internet because pretty soon, everything is going to come out of the same newsroom."
High school journalism teacher Beth Lee says students "need to be well-versed across the board — in Web, multimedia, the video stuff and print journalism."
Martin Baron: "the future of journalism — newspapers or otherwise — will largely depend on its ability to tell provocative stories in innovative ways."
Dan Conover's answer to the "what's next?" question: "a decade of experimentation, opportunity and chaos."
Jeff Jarvis: "Journalists can add value to the ecosystem by aggregating (that is, collecting) and curating (that is, selecting) the best news and people. Instead of editing only a staff's content, they can edit the world around them."
Clay Shirky: "For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases."
Tom Mattesky "told an auditorium full of student journalists that the future of the profession rests with them-and they will do great."
Charles Lewis: "the future of journalism could ride on whether 'the philanthropic community step up and embrace this civic moment and crisis and try to solve it. This is a failure of the market. The market can no longer support news substantially.'"
Annie Lawson: "Many media companies, especially those with current affairs programs and online news outlets, say [video] is the future of journalism and are training increasing numbers of reporters in how to become video journalists"
The Independent: "In lectures recorded covertly, [Roy] Greenslade said: 'I blog for the Guardian – that's the Guardian online, the future of journalism – but I also write columns for the Guardian, the declining present of journalism, as it were"
Arvind Nair: Richard Roth, senior associate dean for journalism at Northwestern University in Qatar says “The future of journalism will involve the audience much more, as sources of information and as participants in the news-gathering operations … When every cell phone can capture photographs, video and audio, it virtually assures that every event on earth will be recorded by someone, somewhere."
Ryan Mark: "Newspapers, magazines and television are slowly being replaced by the Internet. The Internet is built by programmers, and only those with understanding of computer systems and programming know what the Internet is capable of, and how to make things happen."
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