• History

The Wired City

Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-newspaper Age
Author: Dan Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781625340054
Category: History
Page: 180
View: 4212
"In The Wired City, Dan Kennedy tells the story of the New Haven Independent, a nonprofit community website in Connecticut at the leading edge of reinventing local journalism. Through close attention to local issues--and through an ongoing conversation with its readers--the Independent's small staff has created a promising model of how to provide the public with the information it needs in a self-governing society. In addition, Kennedy examines other online news projects, including nonprofit organizations such as Voice of San Diego and the Connecticut Mirror and for-proft ventures such as Batavian, Baristanet, and CT News Junkie. At a time of pessimism over the future of journalism, The Wired City offers hope. What Kennedy documents is not the death of journalism but rather the uncertain and sometimes painful early stages of rebirth." -- Back Cover

    • Social Science

The Return of the Moguls

How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Dan Kennedy
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512601780
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 8200
The Return of the Moguls chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper businessÑit has the power to change democracy as we know it. Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understoodÑor seem obvious in hindsight, at leastÑand the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a whoÕs who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected twist to the story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executiveÑand because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the worldÕs richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. HenryÕs ascension at the Globe sparked hope. BezosÕs purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business. Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired CaliforniaÕs Orange County Register in July 2012 and then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why, and how todayÕs new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.

    • History

Local Journalism

The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media
Author: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1784533211
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 8447
For more than a century, local journalism has been taken almost for granted. But the twenty-first century has brought major challenges. The newspaper industry that has historically provided most local coverage is in decline and it is not yet clear whether digital media will sustain new forms of local journalism. This book provides an international overview of the challenges facing changing forms of local journalism today. It identifies the central role that diminished newspapers still play in local media ecosystems, analyses relations between local journalists and politicians, government officials, community activists and ordinary citizens, and examines the uneven rise of new forms of digital local journalism. Together, the chapters present a multi-faceted portrait of the precarious present and uncertain future of local journalism in the Western world.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry


Author: Gibbs, William J.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466685816
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 339
View: 9764
The advent of digital technologies has changed the news and publishing industries drastically. While shrinking newsrooms may be a concern for many, journalists and publishing professionals are working to reorient their skills and capabilities to employ technology for the purpose of better understanding and engaging with their audiences. Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry highlights the research behind the innovations and emerging practices being implemented within the journalism industry. This crucial, industry-shattering publication focuses on key topics in social media and video streaming as a new form of media communication as well the application of big data and data analytics for collecting information and drawing conclusions about the current and future state of print and digital news. Due to significant insight surrounding the latest applications and technologies affecting the news industry, this publication is a must-have resource for journalists, analysts, news media professionals, social media strategists, researchers, television news producers, and upper-level students in journalism and media studies. This timely industry resource includes key topics on the changing scope of the news and publishing industries including, but not limited to, big data, broadcast journalism, computational journalism, computer-mediated communication, data scraping, digital media, news media, social media, text mining, and user experience.

    • Social Science

The Return of the Moguls

How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Dan Kennedy
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512601780
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 2439
The Return of the Moguls chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper businessÑit has the power to change democracy as we know it. Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understoodÑor seem obvious in hindsight, at leastÑand the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a whoÕs who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected twist to the story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executiveÑand because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the worldÕs richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. HenryÕs ascension at the Globe sparked hope. BezosÕs purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business. Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired CaliforniaÕs Orange County Register in July 2012 and then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why, and how todayÕs new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.

    • Political Science

Mass Media and American Politics


Author: Doris A. Graber,Johanna Dunaway
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506340253
Category: Political Science
Page: 536
View: 1960
This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

    • Business & Economics

Engaged Journalism

Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences
Author: Jake Batsell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538677
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 9493
Engaged Journalism explores the changing relationship between news producers and audiences and the methods journalists can use to secure the attention of news consumers. Based on Jake Batsell's extensive experience and interaction with more than twenty innovative newsrooms, this book shows that, even as news organizations are losing their agenda-setting power, journalists can still thrive by connecting with audiences through online technology and personal interaction. Batsell conducts interviews with and observes more than two dozen traditional and startup newsrooms across the United States and the United Kingdom. Traveling to Seattle, London, New York City, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, among other locales, he attends newsroom meetings, combs through internal documents, and talks with loyal readers and online users to document the successes and failures of the industry's experiments with paywalls, subscriptions, nonprofit news, live events, and digital tools including social media, data-driven interactives, news games, and comment forums. He ultimately concludes that, for news providers to survive, they must constantly listen to, interact with, and fulfill the specific needs of their audiences, whose attention can no longer be taken for granted. Toward that end, Batsell proposes a set of best practices based on effective, sustainable journalistic engagement.

    • Business & Economics

Engaged Journalism

Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences
Author: Jake Batsell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538677
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 3711
Engaged Journalism explores the changing relationship between news producers and audiences and the methods journalists can use to secure the attention of news consumers. Based on Jake Batsell's extensive experience and interaction with more than twenty innovative newsrooms, this book shows that, even as news organizations are losing their agenda-setting power, journalists can still thrive by connecting with audiences through online technology and personal interaction. Batsell conducts interviews with and observes more than two dozen traditional and startup newsrooms across the United States and the United Kingdom. Traveling to Seattle, London, New York City, and Kalamazoo, Michigan, among other locales, he attends newsroom meetings, combs through internal documents, and talks with loyal readers and online users to document the successes and failures of the industry's experiments with paywalls, subscriptions, nonprofit news, live events, and digital tools including social media, data-driven interactives, news games, and comment forums. He ultimately concludes that, for news providers to survive, they must constantly listen to, interact with, and fulfill the specific needs of their audiences, whose attention can no longer be taken for granted. Toward that end, Batsell proposes a set of best practices based on effective, sustainable journalistic engagement.

    • Political Science

A Battlefield of Values

America's Left, Right, and Endangered Center
Author: Stephen Burgard,Benjamin J. Hubbard
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 9781440831928
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
View: 1259
Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system. * Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country * Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields * Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system * Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

What are Journalists For?


Author: Jay Rosen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300089073
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 338
View: 852
American journalists in the 1990s confronted disturbing trends-an erosion of trust in the news media, weakening demand for serious news, flagging interest in politics and civic affairs, and a discouraging public climate that seemed to be getting worse. In response, some news professionals sought to breach the growing gap between press and public with an experimental approach-public journalism. This book is an account of the movement for public journalism, or civic journalism, told by Jay Rosen, one of its leading developers and defenders. Rosen recalls the events that led to the movement’s founding and gives a range of examples of how public journalism is practiced in American newsrooms.

    • Social Science

Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age
Author: C. W. Anderson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439909331
Category: Social Science
Page: 218
View: 2887
Breaking down the walls of the traditional newsroom, Rebuilding the News traces the evolution of news reporting as it moves from print to online. As the business models of newspapers have collapsed, author C. W. Anderson chronicles how bloggers, citizen journalists, and social networks are implicated in the massive changes confronting journalism. Through a combination of local newsroom fieldwork, social-network analysis, and online archival research, Rebuilding the News places the current shifts in news production in socio-historical context. Focusing on the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Anderson presents a gripping case study of how these papers have struggled to adapt to emerging economic, social, and technological realities. As he explores the organizational, networked culture of journalism, Anderson lays bare questions about the future of news-oriented media and its evolving relationship with “the public” in the digital age.

    • Computers

The New Digital Age

Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0307957136
Category: Computers
Page: 315
View: 1601
Outlines a transformational vision of a connected world, drawing on expertise to address questions regarding power balances, the relationship between privacy and security, and the role of technology in combating or enabling terrorism.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Death and Life of American Journalism

The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again
Author: Robert W McChesney,John Nichols
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568587007
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
View: 3338
American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and scores of reporters are laid off across the country. Conventional wisdom says the Internet is to blame, but veteran journalists and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The crisis of American journalism predates the Great Recession and digital media boom. What we are witnessing now is the end of the commercial news model and the opportune moment for the creation of a new system of independent journalism, one subsidized by the public and capable of safeguarding our democracy.

    • Education

The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age


Author: Cathy N. Davidson,David Theo Goldberg
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262258137
Category: Education
Page: 88
View: 1893
In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary but is now the norm for today's graduating high school and college classes. It is for this reason that Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions.This report is available in a free digital edition on the MIT Press website at http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262513593.John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Shaping Immigration News

A French-American Comparison
Author: Rodney Benson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887674
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
View: 1093
This book offers a comprehensive portrait of French and American journalists in action as they grapple with how to report and comment on one of the most important issues of our era. Drawing on interviews with leading journalists and analyses of an extensive sample of newspaper and television coverage since the early 1970s, Rodney Benson shows how the immigration debate has become increasingly focused on the dramatic, emotion-laden frames of humanitarianism and public order. In both countries, less commercialized media tend to offer the most in-depth, multi-perspective and critical news. Benson challenges classic liberalism's assumptions about state intervention's chilling effects on the press, suggests costs as well as benefits to the current vogue in personalized narrative news, and calls attention to journalistic practices that can help empower civil society. This book offers new theories and methods for sociologists and media scholars and fresh insights for journalists, policy makers and concerned citizens.

    • Political Science

Pacific Currents

The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China's Rise
Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833044648
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
View: 8428
China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Objectivity in Journalism


Author: Steven Maras
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745663923
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
View: 2067
Objectivity in journalism is a key topic for debate in media, communication and journalism studies, and has been the subject of intensive historical and sociological research. In the first study of its kind, Steven Maras surveys the different viewpoints and perspectives on objectivity. Going beyond a denunciation or defence of journalistic objectivity, Maras critically examines the different scholarly and professional arguments made in the area. Structured around key questions, the book considers the origins and history of objectivity, its philosophical influences, the main objections and defences, and questions of values, politics and ethics. This book examines debates around objectivity as a transnational norm, focusing on the emergence of objectivity in the US, while broadening out discussion to include developments around objectivity in the UK, Australia, Asia and other regions.

    • Political Science

Transnational Muslim Politics

Reimagining the Umma
Author: Peter G. Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134540221
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 5231
This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of Muslim identity, political community and the emergence of a 'critical Islam'. This radical book argues that translocal forces are leading the emergence of a wider Muslim public sphere. Now available in paperback, it contains a new preface setting the debates in the context of September 11th.

    • Business & Economics

Niche Envy


Author: Joseph Turow
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026226496X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7871
We have all been to Web sites that welcome us by name, offering us discounts, deals, or special access to content. For the most part, it feels good to be wanted--to be valued as a customer. But if we thought about it, we might realize that we've paid for this special status by turning over personal information to a company's database. And we might wonder whether other customers get the same deals we get, or something even better. We might even feel stirrings of resentment toward customers more valued than we are. In Niche Envy, Joseph Turow examines the emergence of databases as marketing tools and the implications this may have for media, advertising, and society. If the new goal of marketing is to customize commercial announcements according to a buyer's preferences and spending history--or even by race, gender, and political opinions--what does this mean for the twentieth-century tradition of equal access to product information, and how does it affect civic life?Turow shows that these marketing techniques are not wholly new; they have roots in direct marketing and product placement, widely used decades ago and recently revived and reimagined by advertisers as part of "customer relationship management" (known popularly as CRM). He traces the transformation of marketing techniques online, on television, and in retail stores. And he describes public reaction against database marketing--pop-up blockers, spam filters, commercial-skipping video recorders, and other ad-evasion methods. Polls show that the public is nervous about giving up personal data. Meanwhile, companies try to persuade the most desirable customers to trust them with their information in return for benefits. Niche Envy tracks the marketing logic that got us to this uneasy impasse.