Neiman Reports – Special edition on the future of digital journalism

In the Winter 2008 issue, Harvard’s Nieman Reports provides special coverage of a hot topic: trends in digital journalism. The issue, entitled The Search for True North: New Directions in a New Territory, features 39 articles by veteran journalists, academics and students, regarding the massive changes and competitive threats the industry is dealing with as …

Saving Newspapers

Merry Christmas everyone. Just getting caught up on some news here. I made a post the other day entitled Trouble in the Newspaper Biz, in which I discussed some proposed business models for the newspaper industry to try. Some other interesting articles have come out in the past few days.  Joel Brinkley in How To …

Converting Defeatist Students to Passionate Users

In the fall 2008 edition of the AEJMC Communication Technology newsletter, Jacob Groshek, Teaching Chair, wrote a very thought-provoking piece entitled “Hands On, Minds Off: Engaging Defeatist Students in Learning Technology.” In it, he described the challenges of teaching technology skills labs, when one or more students seemed to be paralyzed by the material.  He …

Trouble in the Newspaper Biz

The semester is finally over, and there are a slew of articles that I wanted to comment on. We all know that the news business is in trouble, trying to remake itself in this online world (welcome to 1996, news business) and figuring out ways it can stay profitable with new business models.  Mark Glaser …