“Journalists are white collar pros with blue collar myths. They romanticize anyone who can resolve the contradiction.” Jay Rosen said this on Twitter this morning (our time). Rosen, of course, is the New York University academic who founded the civic journalism movement and who has written much of what’s worth reading about media futures. You […]
Another interesting new media story from the Courier-Mail’s David Earley, who writes: “THE Israeli government escalated its PR war this morning when it held a world first “Citizens’ Press Conference” about the Gaza incursion, inviting the world to ask questions on social networking site Twitter. Even before its scheduled start time questions were being asked […]
More news from the crisis in journalism. Stanford University is re-deploying its famous mid-career Knight journalism fellowships to drive a shift towards innovation and entrepreneurship. The Fellowship website states: “The program is transforming itself in order to serve the needs of journalism and journalists as much in the years ahead as it has in the […]
A while ago now I wrote this post responding to an article by Dr Sally Young. Now Young has responded, and I have responded to her. Read the comments. I think it is an interesting conversation, and I’m hoping others join in.
Margaret Simons on Media
The Internet has now overtaken all media except television as a source of news, according to a study by the Pew Research Centre in the United States. The study found that 40 percent of people got most of their news from the internet, up from just 24 per cent in September 2007. More people say […]
There’s quite a winge going on over at the Newsagents’ blog about the way magazine publishers handle summer.
Great article by Alan Rusbridger on the Guardian’s battle with Tescos, and the way defamation laws limit the amount of information in the public realm.
Yesterday in my post about Radio National I tentatively suggested that a new media strategy for the national broadcaster might mean more than new delivery platforms. That it might mean a rethink of how the content is conceived and created.The point doesn’t only apply to the ABC, of course. The same is true of all […]
On December 19 near Kings Cross in Sydney a man was detained and threatened with arrest under the Terrorism Act. How do we know? Not thanks to the mainstream media, but because of Twitter and the blogosphere, including young media workers who are below the radar of most mainstream journalists. The person who was threatened, […]
Back to blogging after a few days’ break, and something to chew on for the new year. A few weeks ago I asked the ABC if it would release the figures on Radio National podcasting and broadcast audience numbers. Sometimes you ask and you get. The ABC has released these figures. So far as I […]