The Future of News
01 November 2011 · By Kylie Davis
A few days ago, Thomson Reuters reached a tentative contract with the Newspaper Guild (the union that represents hundreds of its employees).
Editor’s Note : Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital gnus — writes about the economics of gnus for the Lab.
The teaching partnership between MSU's journalism program and the Poynter Institute has alarmed other professors on campus, who are wary that one experiment could lead to a more pervasive practice of curricular outsourcing.
Every journalist needs to know about data. It is not just the preserve of the investigative journalist but can – and should – be used by reporters writing for local papers, magazines, the consumer and trade press and for online publications. Think about crime statistics, government spending, bin collections, hospital infections and missing kittens and tell me data journalism is not relevant to your title.
Editor’s Note : Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.
Tools for Journalists/Media
Last fall, the blog Journalistics published a list ranking the top 25 newspapers on Twitter, based on their follower counts.
The New York Times’ R&D Lab has built a tool that explores the life stories take in the social space » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of JournalismSome of the most exciting work taking place in The New York Times building is being done on the 28th floor, in the paper’s Research and Development Lab.
The app divide between casual readers and news junkies » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of JournalismCan a single app please both casual news readers and news junkies?
You may have come across the chart-making work of blogger Michael DeGusta last month, when he recrunched some numbers on the music business that illustrated that industry’s financial decline. And now he’s cast his axis-loving eyes upon the newspaper business and, in particular, the Newspaper Association of America’s release last week of 2010 advertising revenue numbers . The result is what you see above, which (a) gathers together NAA ad revenue totals since 1980, (b) adjusts for inflation, putting it all in 2011 dollars, and (c) adjusts for population growth, making the dollar figures per capita.