It has been about a year now since Diaspora and its four founders made ripples through the blogosphere and mainstream media, including in this New York Times article, following the $200,000 plus donations that the budding alternative social networking site received through crowd-funding site Kickstarter.
Los Angeles could be the next city to see the launch of a new not-for-profit news website, according to revelations from the Los Angeles Times.
As the article reported, venture capitalist and former Times Mirror executive Tom Unterman has been quietly exploring the formation of a news organization focused on public policy issues, like the ones that have flourished in cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Austin and Chicago. Even if Unterman doesn’t still have a formal plan, he’s testing the water with some community leaders around L.A. and looking for possible partners.
Journalism is changing fast. And as news businesses experiment with new ways of creating and delivering journalism in the digital age, Google is keen to play its part on the technology side. Over the last year, we?ve been partnering with publishers around the world to develop technological solutions?including, most recently, One Pass?to find new and engaging ways of presenting stories online and to generate greater revenues.
Is the line between advertising market pressure and editorial integrity becoming thinner?
Within the crisis much of the press is facing, being able to attract more advertising can be a critical factor in a publication’s survival. And branded, or ‘advertorial’ content has become more popular: content published in the layout of an article. It is vital, when using this, however, to maintain editorial integrity.
Professor Steve Schifferes, a former BBC economics correspondent, speaking at his first lecture as City University London‘s new professor of financial journalism, said that news organization need to offer better analysis and commentary on financial issues if they want to regain the public’s trust, Journalism.co.uk reported.
The International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA) has announced four key concerns that publishers want to raise with technology companies with regards to subscriptions on tablet devices.
Turkey’s parliament has passed legislation easing restrictions on foreign ownership of broadcasters, a change that could pave the way for asset sales by Dogan Yayin, the country’s biggest media
Facebook is the social network of the moment for news organisations, having taken over from Twitter as top of the list of concerns for many. Twitter has proved itself and continues to thrive as an invaluable tool for journalists: useful in gathering information, promoting their work and gathering feedback. But although Twitter, with more than 175 million users, is big, Facebook, with an estimated more than 600 million members, is bigger.
Traditionally journalism has two types of writers, those who report the news, and those who craft opinion pieces and columns. According to NewsTrust, the three main drivers of a news reporter are factuality, fairness, and valid sourcing. That which drives the opinion writer is being informative, insightful, and writing well. There is overlap between the two, most obviously in being informative and writing well, but NewsTrust still draws a clear distinction in priorities of purpose–something currently up for debate with today’s report in the American Journalism Review that new editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, Larry Platt, is generally wanting more news writing with a point of view.
Award-winning War in Afghanistan photo series raises debate: Is photojournalism an objective practice?
from Editors Weblog – all postings by Paul Hoffman
New technologies, the Web and mobile devices have clearly affected and changed our traditional approach to journalism. And they have definitely not only changed our reading habits but also when we consume it.