Are blogs changing journalism? A response from Felix Salmon of Reuters.

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Ashley Stepanek

It’s a fascinating question with the anticipated answer of “yes, of course blogs are changing journalism”–a kind of knee-jerk response that celebrates social media and the way in which the modern newscape has become more democratically leveled and networked–whereas, upon deeper reflection, this is followed by a more nuanced response that perhaps blogging has changed the style, delivery, and consumption of the news rather than changing the hallowed principles of professionalism, ethics and accuracy in the field of journalism.

What do you think? Yes more than no … or the other way around?

The State of the News Media 2011: news in the digital realm

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism has just released the State of the News Media 2011, the eighth edition of the annual report on the health and status of American journalism.

For the First Time, More People Get News Online Than From Newspapers

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism

from Mashable! by Josh Sternberg

Social media and journalism: a challenging relationship

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

It has already been stated how important social media is for releasing the news. And it has already been said how important it is for news organizations to find not only a good social media approach but the right one. It has also been fully recognized that the role Twitter played in news dissemination was very important during the Egyptian revolution and in the Middle East, just to give one example. Social media is reshaping and changing journalism, seen in journalism schools approaching it as a subject in their courses.

How The New York Times Is Incorporating Social & Algorithmic Recommendations

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

Washington Post Explores the Future of Journalism Via Tumblr

from Mashable! by Meghan Peters

The Washington Post uses social media platform Tumblr in a new way

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Meghan Hartsell


Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have changed the way people interact with the news. More than ever, people are able to respond and even expand on the news, affecting it in their own way. In recognition of this, The Washington Post launched its Tumblr blog, @innovations, yesterday. Tumblr is a blogging site that currently hosts over 14 million blogs.

Can Al Jazeera English Leverage its ‘Egypt Moment’ into an American Audience?

from Arab Media & Society
Al Jazeera English is campaigning for greater access to the US market, building on positive publicity about its coverage of the Egyptian revolution. But research by William Youmans and Katie Brown suggests that substantial prejudice against AJE persists among segments of the American public, even after they are exposed to its coverage.

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