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Topic “future of journalism”

Nonprofit whistleblower site behind the “biggest leak in intelligence history”

WikiLeaks, which earlier this year drew headlines for releasing footage of a U.S. attack that killed an Iraqi journalist, has published “The Afghan War Diary,” a collection of over 91,000 classified military documents on the war in Afghanistan, which has been called a journalistic triumph, even as it is criticized by for putting “the lives of Americans…at risk.” Read more »

Time Magazine pulls free content off website, begins charging

Time Magazine is the latest in a series of news publications to remove its free online content and require a paid subscription in order to access stories.

"We’ll adapt and change. We’re in the hunt like everyone else to figure this out,” Time's managing editor Richard Stengel is quoted as saying in The New York Times. Read more »

Government suggests bailout as possible solution for floundering newspaper industry

In an attempt to address ever-decreasing advertising revenues and the challenges presented by the Internet and changing technologies, the New York Times reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking for ways to "reinvent" journalism. Read more »

Knight News Challenge awards $2.74 million for digital journalism experiments

Twelve media innovation projects will receive a total of $2.74 million to fund their proposals for using digital technology to inform specific local communities. The winning projects represent the fourth round of the five-year, $25 million Knight News Challenge of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »

Non-profit websites seek sustainability: new report now available as e-Book

Representatives of non-profit news organizations joined funders and academic researchers from across the United States in Austin, Texas April 26, 2010, for a roundtable discussion, Seeking Sustainability: Online Nonprofit Local/Regional News Venture Roundtable. The conversations are summarized in an e-book published by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (Download as PDF.) Read more »

Why is newspaper circulation growing in Brazil as it falls in the U.S.?

Circulation in Brazil is increasing once again after a decline last year during the economic crisis, O Estado de S. Paulo reports. On average, 97 papers reported a 1.5 percent increase in the first quarter of 2010, compared with an 8.6 percent drop in U.S. circulation over the six-month period ending March 31. What accounts for this difference? Read more »

How to write headlines for the Web

Teen pop idols have dominated trending topics on Twitter for months, and the algorithms that put them there are driving the future of headline-writing. Celebrity keywords are one of several ways to increase a story’s ranking on search engines, and as media outlets migrate to the web, they are changing their headlines accordingly, David Carr writes, for The New York Times. Read more »

More news companies ready to charge online readers

The New York Times’ recent announcement that its frequent site users will have to pay starting early next year is only one example of a media company’s strategy to earn revenue. Read more »

Who should pay the bill for journalism in Latin America?

Latin American newspapers will only survive with help from the state, but not by continuing to rely on the government for placing ads, longtime media observer Eduardo Bertoni writes for the Huffington Post. Read more »

Can the Apple tablet computer save journalism?

Blogs and traditional media report that Apple will announce a major new product later this month—a tablet computer that could go on sale as early as March. Read more »


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