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Jay Rosen Video on Power of Social Media and His Magic Fact

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Jay Rosen in the video below quotes Karl Marx: A revolution is when the means of production changes hands. Well in publishing that’s what happened. The means of production changed hands.
Rosen’s magic fact is built on: The falling costs of people with the same interests to meet each other, share information, collaborate and [...]

Fast Company: Will NPR Save the News?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Fast Company ran a story last week with this subhead, introduction:
The most successful hybrid of old and new media comes from the last place you’d expect. How NPR’s digital smarts, nonprofit structure, and good old-fashioned shoe leather just might save the news.
Here is a key passage about the state of NPR:
In one of [...]

Watch the Last Day Farewell Speech for the Seattle P-I

Monday, March 16th, 2009

It’s sad, but fitting that an old white guy, Editor and Publisher Roger Oglesby, bids good-bye to the Seattle P-I, as it goes to press for the last time before going online only tomorrow.

Compare this video with this upbeat, let’s bring out the talking points of the future of online journalism commentary by Michelle [...]

State of News Media 2009 — Bleakest in Six Year History

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The State of the News Media 2009 report states emphatically:
This is the sixth edition of our annual report on the State of the News Media in the United States.
It is also the bleakest.
Here is where the hope resides:
The problem facing American journalism is not fundamentally an audience problem or a credibility problem. It [...]

Shirky: It’s the Journalism, Stupid — Not the Newspapers

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Clay Shirky writes that the unthinkable, a world without newspapers, is the reality. Here is what is key to me:
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident [...]