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Topic “future of journalism”

VIDEO: Guatemala's Plaza Pública news site part of international trend of in-depth, independent online journalism

The online news site Plaza Pública (Public Square), created in early 2011 to bring a "more independent, less superficial" journalism to Guatemala, is aimed at exploring the relations between power and economy, and power and organized crime -- uncomfortable themes for the powers that be, said Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, the site's founder director, during an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Another U.S. newspaper to drop Monday print edition

The Anniston Star in Alabama has become the latest U.S. newspaper to announce that it is cutting back its daily print editions, according to Poynter. Come October, the newspaper will eliminate its Monday print edition, which is its lowest-circulation newspaper. A Friday insert, called Escapes, also will be eliminated. Read more »


Discovery of fake bylines at U.S. newspapers raises concerns about outsourcing news content

After dozens of fake bylines have now been discovered at four U.S. newspapers, at least two news organizations have said they will stop using Journatic, the hyperlocal news content provider responsible for the false bylines, reported Poynter. Publishing stories with aliases is a violation of journalism ethics raising concerns over the future of "shoe-leather journalism" as more and more newspapers, faced with reporting cutbacks, are outsourcing content, as The Atlantic noted. Read more »


Most Brazilian journalists use Twitter to spread news, new study shows

In 2011, 68 percent of Brazilian journalists used Twitter as their main tool for spreading news, according to a new digital journalism study from Oriella PR Network. The study, which aimed at understanding how the press worldwide is using digital technologies, interviewed about 500 journalists from 15 countries - 84 of those interviewed were Brazilian. Read more »


First Brazilian newspaper implements paywall to charge for access to digital content

The trend of newspapers implementing paywalls is emerging in Brazil. Starting on Thursday, June 21, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo will start charging a fee to access the content on its website, which will have the entire printed edition available, reported the same newspaper. Read more »


New report examines revenue streams of U.S. nonprofit media as they learn to fish for themselves

With newspapers across the country laying off hundreds of employees and looking for new business models as part of a survival strategy, a new study considers what nonprofit media must do to be sustainable. Based on a seven-year experiment by the Challenge Fund for Journalism, the study showed nonprofit news outlets must seek funding from diverse sources, use in-person networking, fundraise better, and produce a quality product if they want to be sustainable, according to the Columbia Journalism Review. Read more »


"Digital-first" model means layoffs of 600 newspaper employees in New Orleans, Alabama

On Tuesday, June 12, 600 newspaper employees were laid off in New Orleans and Alabama -- and no, that's not a record, reported Poynter, illustrating just how deeply troubled the newspaper industry is as cuts are made to compensate for declining ad revenue and circulation resulting from readers' transition from print to the Internet. Read more »


Huffington Post to showcase longform journalism with launch of iPad magazine

On Thursday, June 14, the Huffington Post is set to launch a digital magazine for the iPad, reported the New York Times. Called Huffington, the weekly digital newsmagazine will be available from the Apple Store Friday mornings for .99 cents an issue, $1.99 a month, or $19.99 a year, according to App Advice. Read more »


Mobile device use up in U.S., but mobile slow to replace printed news, says new survey

Two-thirds of U.S. adults use at least one mobile media device daily, according to a new report from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Still, the survey shows mobile news is not yet replacing printed news, according to the Newsroom America website. The 2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey, conducted between Jan. 17 and March 25, 2012, examines who consumes news on a mobile device, and which devices they use. Read more »


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