A story of a relationship fraught with suspicion and tension emerged from an interview with Julian Assange about his organisation’s partnerships with newspapers during the release of the US diplomatic cables, and he implied it might be something he hopes not to repeat.
“All the News That’s Fit to Print” is both the slogan of the New York Times and the title of the most recent installment of the Kalb Report, a monthly media discussion put on by George Washington University in D.C. Given its title, the overflow audience at last night’s discussion between Marvin Kalb and Times executive editor Bill Keller and Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet might have expected to hear more about the paper’s long history in the printed word.
Smartphones are ushering in the next wave of news consumption. These devices present an exciting opportunity for the news media to go mobile, putting endless information and the possibility of engagement in the palm of every consumer’s hand.
Many news organizations have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. While the abundance of free, online news has helped wreak havoc on the industry, the Internet itself has created incredible possibilities for news outlets to expand their reach and spark innovation. Thanks to the Internet, audiences can contribute to reporting and news in ways that would have been unimaginable a generation ago. Even the most venerable papers are experimenting with crowdsourced journalism.
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“Media ethics are in a mess”, says Simon Jenkins on the Guardian. “Shock disclosure – journalists sometimes behave unethically,” he writes, leaving secrecy and privacy as things of the past and electronic surveillance and the internet demand a new map of the boundaries, he argues.
USA TODAY’s social media editor Michelle Kessler comments on the evolving newsroom and tracking success
The proof is in the pudding, they say.
New media has been tested, and is proven to be revolutionizing the direction of publishing and editorial departments. The future is paved with further augmentation of organizations’ multimedia web presence, targeted editorial offerings, and more investment and staffing of social media channels by which newspapers compete for what has become the public’s very short attention span in an increasingly globalized, socially networked, paperless world.
Clay Shirky, well-known ‘Internet Guru’ and New York University professor, believes that both journalism and democracy in general have much to gain from the “cognitive surplus” that the new media world is giving us. Technological developments mean that journalism has the potential to be at its best, if it can find a way to support itself. Shirky was speaking at an event organised by Microsoft’s Regard sur le numérique (Eye on digital) project in Paris.
Many believe that apps are the future for news distribution and that the iPhone (and smartphones in general) and the iPad (as well as other tablets) have started a revolution. The launch of the long-awaited The Daily, the iPad-only Rupert Murdoch‘s newspaper, is another step in this progression.