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There are three letters that have been floating around the media world for several years now: API.
Nearly half of American adults get some kind of local news or information via a cellphone or tablet.
Back in 1940, 80% of the 1,877 of the daily newspapers in the United States were published on the afternoon cycle, meaning that editions were printed some time prior to noon for delivery to consumers coming home from work. And it was good. By 2000, 52% of the nation’s 1,480 newspapers were publishing on the morning cycle to accommodate people who worked later, had longer commutes and were more interested in watching TV than reading a paper when they got home from work.
With newspaper ad sales falling at an unexpectedly abrupt rate , many publishers at mid-year were laying off staff , requiring unpaid furloughs , consolidating plants and taking other measures to buttress their bottom lines.
First published at Nieman Journalism Lab
In their new book, “ Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload ,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, who previously partnered as the authors of “ The Elements of Journalism ,” explore the evolving relationships, responsibilities and roles of journalists and news consumers in the digital age. In their concluding chapter—“What We Need from the ‘Next Journalism’”—Kovach and Rosenstiel describe “eight essential dimensions or functions that the new news consumer requires from journalism.”
Could Vogue afford to be a bit snobbier with their Tumblr? In the third and final part of our Media Beat series of interviews with Mark Coatney, the media evangelist for Tumblr, Mark answers this and discusses the new job opportunities popping up due to social media. Furthermore, Tumblr itself has always been particularly interested in journalism, and Mark discusses how that came about, and how it will progress.
Knowing where someone is as they consume media can be a powerful tool in the hands of a journalist, publisher or advertiser. And as use of GPS-equipped mobile devices has grown, so has interest in and competition to provide location-based services such as tailored news and information, advertisements, coupons, travel guides and more.
April 05, 2011 Mobile is playing an increasingly important role in how people access the internet and keep up with what’s happening. How can journalism schools prepare the next generation of journalists to use mobile tools and media well for reporting, publishing, and engagement?
Tech-savvy journalists usually go where the crowds are, and were quick to jump on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter . As Foursquare climbs toward critical mass, with over one million users, 40 million checkins , and counting, it's also becoming a hot new tool for the digital journalist.
This post is the first of a series about NewsCloud's philosophy of online community building and how organizations like yours can adopt our open source platform to launch vibrant social media sites. For the past year, NewsCloud's been working with mainstream journalism organizations around the United States to help them adopt our open source Facebook platform. We've worked with organizations as small as New Jersey hyperlocal blog Baristanet and as large as The Boston Globe and The Washington Post . Our work has been generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is freely available for open source download . While we're the first to admit that our platform continues to be a young, maturing social media platform, its capabilities are quite sophisticated and its ease of use and effectiveness continue to improve at a rapid pace.