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Topic “future of journalism”

U.S. online ad spending to surpass print for first time in 2012

U.S. online advertising spending is expected to surpass print for the first time this year, according to a study released Thursday, Jan. 19, by eMarketer, reported AdAge, adding that this would "represent a watershed in the media business." Forbes noted that such a forecast means "digital remains the sole bright spot for newspapers and magazines," as print ad revenue dropped 9.3 percent to $20.7 billion in 2011, the report said. Read more »


Nieman fellow Carlos Eduardo Huertas highlights role of data journalism as a "tool of change" (VIDEO)

According to Nieman Fellow Carlos Eduardo Huertas, columnist for the Colombian magazine Semana and founding director of the Consejo de Redacción (CdR), or Newsroom Council, today's newsrooms are caught between what journalism used to be, and what it can be in the future. Read more »


Online media leading "quiet revolution" in Colombia, new study notes

In its first study of online journalism in Colombia, the Consejo de Redacción, or Newsroom Council, (CdR in Spanish) looked at who is producing online journalism in this South American country and how. The report found that since Colombia first connected to the Internet on July 4, 1994, online media have become "the protagonists of a quiet revolution in Colombia." Read more »


33 percent of U.S. mobile users downloaded news apps in previous 30 days, survey shows

One-third of U.S. owners of smartphones or tablet computers said they had downloaded news apps in the previous 30 days, according to newly released results from a Nielson survey. Still, news apps came in fifth, behind games, maps/navigation, music, and social networking apps. Read more »


U.S. news organizations launch NewsRight company to track unlicensed use of content in blogs, aggregator sites

Tired of bloggers and aggregators profiting from their work and investments, the Associated Press, The New York Times Co., the Washington Post Co., and 26 other U.S. news organizations have launched a company aimed at tracking the online, unauthorized use of copyrighted content, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


Digital news trends on the horizon for 2012

At the start of 2012, media organizations and news sites are looking back at the top stories of 2011 (see this CNN list for a good run-down), suggesting new year's resolutions for newsrooms, and even offering a few trends that will "reshape digital news in 2012," as Poynter did. Read more »


Brazilian newspapers continue to cut staff, despite strong circulations

The increase in newspaper circulation in Brazil, noted by the Circulation Verification Institute in July, wasn't enough to stop the tide of job losses in newsrooms in the South American country. Despite strong financial showing, in contrast with North American and European markets, traditional media in Brazil have been cutting jobs in anticipation of a coming crisis. Read more »


U.S. newspapers projecting new lows for ad sales in 2011

After publishers expected this year to be when deteriorating advertising revenues finally would stabilize, newspapers now are looking at a new low in ad sales for 2011, according to Reflections of a Newsosaur. U.S. newspaper ad revenues are expected to come in at about $24 billion this year -- down from $49.4 billion in 2005, and on par with $23.5 billion reached more than 25 years ago, back in 1984. Read more »


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