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Imagine my surprise when I received personal email from someone at Rupert Murdoch’s just-announced iPad app and national news publication, The Daily , encouraging me to post “info, images, video, and more” from their news release. Those who aren’t interested in the inside baseball of new publishing ventures probably missed or ignored the announcement—after all, we’re talking about just another iPad news app, which isn’t exactly news beyond the publishing industry. So why am I telling you about it? A few reasons. The most overarching reason is that the iPad has been hailed by some as the savior of the publishing industry.
Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they’ve just been stumbling over themselves. They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay for articles they can get for free in their browsers. But if they want people to pay, the experience has to be better than on the Web, and usually it’s not.
Sep 30th, 2010 | By Dr. Enrico Bertini | Category: In the Media Journalism in the Age of Data [stanford.edu] is a must-see documentary of about 54 minutes, ‘starring’ some of the most talented and well-known data visualization practitioners of today. The covered topics are wide, but include contemporary issues like Visualization in Journalism, Telling “Data Stories”, Exploring Data or Technology and Tools. It was produced during the U.S. Knight Journalism Fellowship by Geoff McGhee, titled “Documenting emerging uses of data visualization”.
Data journalism is huge. I don't mean 'huge' as in fashionable - although it has become that in recent months - but 'huge' as in 'incomprehensibly enormous'. It represents the convergence of a number of fields which are significant in their own right - from investigative research and statistics to design and programming. The idea of combining those skills to tell important stories is powerful - but also intimidating. Who can do all that? The reality is that almost no one is doing all of that, but there are enough different parts of the puzzle for people to easily get involved in, and go from there.
Crédit: AA Bonne nouvelle, annonce le rapport annuel du Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism intitulé The State of the News media , la situation des médias américains s’est améliorée en 2010. “Après deux années terribles, les licenciements se calment, et de nouvelles expérimentations autour des modèles économiques commencent à porter leurs fruits”, écrivent les auteurs de l’étude, Tom Rosenstiel and Amy Mitchell .