Tag archive for ‘media’
I’ve finally closed down my survey of Wellesley students on their news consumption habits, after working on the survey for a month and distributing it for a month. It’s exciting to have results, and, what’s more, they’re fairly in line with my hypothesis. Fun!
I surveyed 203 students, across all class years and majors. The primary [...]
It’s national newspaper week! I was checking out the feed of relevant editorials on google news and ran across this gem of an article from the Mount Airy News in NC: The Internet Will Never Match What a Newspaper Offers.
Here are some of my favorite parts:
Yet perhaps the most important factor that will ensure newspapers’ [...]
A lot of new developments these days seem to be focused on the creation of news aggregators: feed readers, compilers, organizers, etc. (Like the Times’ new CustomFeeds application.) It seems to me, though, that the next big breakthrough in internet journalism isn’t going to be an aggregator. (I agree that the ability to intelligently sort [...]
I flicked past a Nieman Journalsim Lab twitter on my Facebook just now- “Number of Americans identifying themselves as journalists has (surprise!) held steady since 2004.”
My first thought, considering the reading I’ve been doing recently, was that the number of journalists should have risen. With bloggers, the internet, twitter, etc- we’re all turning into journalists. [...]
I take back anything I might have said about The Values and Craft of American Journalism not being entirely relevant. Campell’s essay, “Journalism Enlarged: Stuff That Matters,” seems to be speaking directly to the tipping point we’ve reached. As the piece is described, “… In Campbell’s new frame, citizens must be partners with journalists in [...]
In starting research for my thesis on the changing digital face of the news media, I decided to start somewhere classic- a book of essays on journalism published by The Poynter Institute in 2002, The Values and Craft of American Journalism. The first piece of the book is Adam’s “Notes Towards a Definition of Journalism,” [...]