Topic “future of journalism”
In an early attempt to leverage what could become an important tool for citizen journalists around the world, CNN has launched a new initiative to recruit Google Glass users who want to share their stories, photos and videos. With the move the cable news network has become the first major media outlet in the United States to embrace the new wearable technology. Read more »
The most successful and diverse International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) to date concluded last weekend underlining a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in the future of the news industry. Read more »
ISOJ: Transcript of The Washington Post’s Marty Baron keynote speech on the need for optimism in journalism
The final keynote speaker on April 5 at the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) was Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post since January last year. Read more »
When a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook California on Monday, March 17, the first reporter to cover the news was a data-gathering algorithm designed by Los Angeles Times journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke, according to the web magazine Slate. Read more »
When journalists meet to talk about the future of the profession, the conversation often turns pessimistic: shrinking newsrooms and fewer spaces for in-depth reporting are some of the most common complaints. But there are some who see in this diagnosis of the crisis in traditional journalism a source of opportunities. Read more »
Drones are not just heavily discussed amongst government skeptics and human rights advocates anymore – their possible uses for storytelling are now being explored by journalists and will be a topic for discussion during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to take place on April 4-5 at the University of Texas at Austin. Click here to register. Read more »
ISOJ Keynote: University of Hong Kong’s Ying Chan to talk about the new frontier for journalism in China
With its vast population and the second most important economy in the globe, China has become one of the most important stories worldwide. But it’s not an easy one to cover.
News reports have discussed at length the current controls of the Communist Party over freedom of expression and flow of information in the country, digital censorship and self-censorship, and the restrictions and crackdowns on both Chinese journalists and foreign correspondents. Read more »
ISOJ Keynote: Washington Post’s Martin Baron to explain why we should be optimistic about journalism
The news was huge, and the expectations just as big: last August, the founder and CEO of tech titan Amazon, Jeff Bezos, announced that he would purchase one of the United States’ most revered newspapers, the Washington Post. Read more »
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce company Amazon.com, is not the first billionaire to enter the newspaper business following his $250 million purchase of The Washington Post on Monday, August 5.
In fact, he wasn’t even the first one this month – sports mogul John W. Henry beat him to that distinction with his purchase of the Boston Globe for $70 million announced on Saturday, August 3. Read more »