Let’s learn a lesson from the past. When the news first started going digital, that is when it started appearing on the World Wide Web and print saw it as a competitor that would give the product away for free. The digital prophets saw a future in which free wouldn’t matter, and said things along the lines of, “If we don’t eat our young, someone else will.” In many ways, we could say they were right — or at least we can say we still don’t know.
from Mashable! by Tania Kasongo
Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall” may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a print magazine comeback, the land of startup magazines exhibits just enough novelty and success to keep print hope alive.
from social media vb by Jacey Gulden
Though the videos are sponsored by Cisco, the company isn?t even mentioned until the last few seconds of each video when the clip is punctuated by a fact from one of Cisco?s annual reports.
Since launching this past February, Collaboration Central has covered a remarkable number of projects that illustrate what it means to work together in journalism today. Here, we roundup the best practices for collaboration and will continue adding to this list as new successes emerge.
CNN suppresses its own award-winning doc on human rights abuses in Bahrain; has commercial ties to the regime
from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
CNN sent its investigative correspondent Amber Lyon to produce an expensive documentary on the Arab Spring, including human rights abuses in Bahrain. Lyon and her crew were violently detained by Bahraini security forces, but soldiered on and made “iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring,” which went on to win awards and acclaim after its sole airing on CNN.
What can the impassioned US political drama ‘The Newsroom’ tell us about the BBC’s exaggerated commitment to impartiality in broadcasting?
from open Democracy News Analysis – by David Elstein
US drama ?The Newsroom? demonstrates a bold attempt to meld romantic idealism with a cogent critique of the American far-right. If George Entwistle is to fulfill his aspirations and bolster BBC programming, the remit of ?impartiality? must be reformulated to allow the expression of positive liberty.