Archive for the ‘Print and Web Journalism’ Category

Mark Willis posted an On the Media program in the “Future of Journalism Is Nonprofit & Online” a post on his blog, a blind flaneur. It’s interesting to me that online media has coincided with the rise of blogs, both writers and researchers. Without printing expenses or staff (in a bloggers case), the economy should be growing, not floundering. Where’s the deal?

The whole blogger and journalist relationship will be interesting to see work itself out as the economy changes. Both groups tend to burn out. Both do tons of research. So, I think the filtering of information is a real resource value there that’s not being captured by either. If the On the Media program is right, then the future of online journalism may be in non-profit, but can bloggers still build business to help stimulate the economy?

Yes, I think so and I think social media entrepreneurs will be another big help. But it’s not going to be with pop-ups or ad banners. It might be by partnering with internet marketers, as Copyblogger points out in “Is Blogging Keeping You Poor.” Bloggers are already building personal brands that attract communities and entice users to share content with others. How they cash in on a personal brand will be interesting to see. I hope the bloggers have successful partnerships with business and media. Most of all, I hope they will write about it.

So, thanks, Mark for sharing this. Hopefully, with programs like “The Still Small Voice” from On the Media we can stop talking about the death of print or panicking over economic crises and start focusing on creating new jobs for people that fit with emerging models online. We’re going to need a lot of staff to help support self-publishers so blogs can publish about their successes along the way.


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Journalists and bloggers create fast “communities” when they collaborate. Gawker, for example has a successful “family model” for blogging.

What does the model look like for Generation Obama and print media or TV media?

This will probably be one of my last posts about this stuff because I think that it’s a user-based decision. So, blogging makes the way you “share” things matter. But I think communities are important, too. So, media, what excites you? I know bloggers seem busy but in an attention economy, the value of what you say is on par with how hard we work to dig into all three social media groups and filter what is there and present it in a way that makes sense to the “user,” “reader.” We’re marketing our own voice, in a sense, to make web content more friendly and give a sense of belonging.

I met at NPR for election night with a bunch of bloggers and media. Most of us bloggers had Twitter. We literally just needed to be in the same room to connect, not even talk. How can we capture the value of community with social media? Where can bloggers and media connect and collaborate online?


Professional Media Networks Online

Twitter, may help collaboration. But bloggers are skeptical that it’ll payoff. Twitter blossomed and so did blog networks. How can we value and measure the growth of blog networks this time? I also think of Journalism Researching, a research network created by Paul Bradshaw.

Social Media outlines corporate, new, and grassroots media trainings. Here’s who’s involved in facilitating the trainings.

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Daily Show’s Investigative Humorist Adam Chodikoff defends mainstream media.

“Without credibility,” Chodikoff said, “the jokes mean nothing.” Perhaps that’s why he likes the title The Washington Post gave him: “investigative humorist.”

This rigor isn’t news to regular viewers of the program, but it should comfort the handwringers who worry about America’s youth getting their news from “The Daily Show” alone. In fact, the show gets its news from — the news. The key difference with the blogosphere, at least when it comes to Chodikoff, is that no matter how much press criticism there is on the show, he sees himself as a “mainstream media defender.”

[From The Secret Weapon of ‘The Daily Show’ – Media News – WWD.com]

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Yesterday, I posted a record of my personal life in links. My mother recently left the print industry frustrated. I recently became a blogger. Her resignation makes me wonder about how to maintain the public sphere without newspapers. Neither of us are sure yet. All I know from recent research is that I’m glad common sense will still get you a long way.


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About three months ago, I started blogging for an online community and project called Inside Islam. Today my mom went public with her decision to resign as editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. Sharing my private life with people online hard for me to wrap my head around. But, today, it’s all out there to see: Here is my personal life in links. I’ll start from now and work backwards since it’s the blogger way.

My mom went public about her decision to leave print media today (Wisconsin State Journal)

The decision hit Poynter.

I took a job working at UW on Inside Islam

WSJ Editorial Team finalists for Pulitzers, no one wins

Team Foley Network and my dad’s brain cancer treatment


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Several prominent journalists say these cutbacks might have contributed to the uncertainty and confusion among many Americans about why terrorists committed so heinous an assault on Sept. 11. “I think most Americans are clueless when it comes to the politics and ideology and religion in [the Muslim] world and, in that sense, I think we do bear some responsibility,” says Martin Baron, editor of the Boston Globe.

Foreign News Shrinks in Era of Globalization (Article)

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Consider a City Without a Paper. The Newark Star-Ledger may be in the gutter soon, leaving the city without any newspaper.



Print media has been in trouble for a while. Bloggers be humble, though. Gawker declares:

What we haven’t seen in all this, though, is a major American city with no newspaper. Everyone believes that a paper is an essential part of a city’s fabric, like city hall and the jail and the local sports team. If Newark—a town with more problems than most—is left without a paper, who will tell the world what’s going on there? Who will tell Newark what its own government is up to? Even bloggers should be humble enough to pray that the Star-Ledger isn’t the first in a long line of papers that disappear and leave people with no forum for the local bickering, minutiae, and moments of glory that are the real American civics lesson.

Read other Gawker posts tagged (Gawker) “Print is Dead”
Does print media matters for this election? (Observer)
See Wall Street Journal’s new design for “emo” social networks (Mashable)

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