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Journalism jobs decline but #journalism itself?

Journalism jobs are hard to come by these days, two decades into the collapse of advertising-based journalism model. That shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Look at the journalism jobs trend infographic below and you’ll get a clearer picture. But I quibble with the mainstream hang-wringing over the decline of journalism jobs, and I especially […]

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 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 […]

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>]

Dear Mr. Cameron: Regulate this

One of the most stunning pieces of media news in our times is being followed with another piece of stunning news. News Corp. announced this week that it is shutting down the 168-year-old News of the World newspaper in an attempt to limit the damage from the publication’s involvement in hacking into citizens’ phones for […]

We’re increasingly paying for content–yay

It’s taken time, but we’re starting to scoop the toothpaste back in the tube. Pew Research reports today that two thirds of us are willing to pay for online content, and the average user spends about $10 a month on such content. That’s good news for those of us trying to monetize what we think […]

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