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Journalism Jobs: The Digital Sweatshop

For those looking for journalism jobs, consider this from David Rohde, writing for Reuters, on the passing of New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis and the need for inspirational journalism: The long-awaited surge in digital revenues for news organizations appears unlikely to materialize, particularly for newspapers. Since 2003, total newspaper print ad revenues have fallen […]

Reading on mobile devices grows

No surprise, perhaps, but we’re reading more on our mobile devices. Ken Hess, writing on ZDNet, actually has a clever name for devices we use primarily to get information (as opposed to play games or talk): I’ll dub it The Infoslab: A decision device. Where you get headlines, stock reports, messages and all of your […]

Newspapers’ decline visualized

The Newspaper Decline infographic

The more things change…

All you need to do in this exercise is replace newspaper or journal with digital or social feed. Check it out and then guess what decade this was published. “Our newspapers are overwhelmed with material that is of no importance. The obvious remedy for this would be more intelligent direction in the collection of news, […]

The boy on the bike

[View the story “Goodbye to the Boy on the Bike” on Storify]

5 reasons why live video news will never be the same

With the advent of streaming, live video news is cheap and ubiquitous but no one is sure what to do with it. Established TV companies like ABC must decide how the era of internet streams meshes with their traditional broadcasting model. Meanwhile, upstarts like the Huffington Post are cranking out reams of video streams without […]

The week in media, April 2-8

April 2 Share Which Countries Jail the Most Journalists Per Capita? Subscribe to the Columbia Journalism Review at our special Web rates. I'm not sure where these figures come from, but for Turkey (eig… Cjr Share #vintage #old #paris #france #newspapers from a #streetvendor. #collectors #literature #history -Photo by @lauralam lauralam Wed, Apr 04 2012 […]

News organizations’ cultural paralysis

PaidContent’s Staci Kramer took a deep dive into the much-discussed Project for Excellence in Journalism study that shows among other things that news organizations are losing $7 for every $1 gained in digital revenue. A sobering but not new statistic. (See other interesting media stories in the Week in Media post). What’s surprising–and what Kramer […]

Is journalism thriving or dying?

Newspaper revenue has collapsed (see chart). No surprise. Employment is down only slightly in the past few decades. Surprise. That’s because organizations (or journalists themselves) are doing more with less, as Steve Myers points out on Poynter. Tools continue to evolve rapidly to give journalists more ammunition to create startups and compete with entrenched media […]

The week in media (March 5-11)

A selection of intriguing stories from the week of March 5: [<a href=”http://storify.com/bfuller9/the-day-in-media” target=”_blank”>View the story “The week in media (so far)” on Storify</a>]

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