Monday, March 9, 2009

Saving journalism

While you're thinking about final projects, consider doing research around the issue of saving journalism. There are plenty of directions to go with this either as a team project or by yourself.

If our profession has an obligation to provide the "Fourth Estate" of American government, how can we not find it important to figure out a way to save it?

Here are some links to get you started thinking on this. (I know, I know, you're off on spring break and so am I, but I can't stop following the news. Call me compulsive.)

Is the death of newspapers inevitable?

Eight barriers to local paid content
Why didn't newspapers try charging for online content? Well, they did ...
TWITTER: @yelvington

Read what Jay Rosen writes. Who is he? "I teach journalism at NYU, write the blog PressThink, direct NewAssignment.Net, and try to grok new media. I don't do lifecasting but mindcasting on Twitter."
BLOG: PressThink
TWITTER: @jayrosen_nyu -- A model for future news orgs: Wikis in Seattle and San Francisco Help Build Model for News Organizations of the Future

TIME magazine: Who Really Killed the Rocky Mountain News?

This is NOT an exhaustive list, but only a handful of voices and points of view. When you find more good ones, please add them as a comment here or a new post that links to this one.

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