The Whole World is Reading
A two-year-old experiment in shrinking the global village, Global Voices features bloggers who often write about parts of the world that are ignored by the mainstream media. In this PEJ interview, co-founder Ethan Zuckerman talks about the promise of the blogosphere and some of the problems with traditional journalism.
Brave New World
A media conference featuring a futuristic video and a keynote address from a BBC official sketched out a scenario for news delivery that may be just around the corner. But will the proliferation of citizen journalists and wireless news platforms create its own set of financial and credibility problems for the journalism profession?
Can “Newspaper Next” Help Revive Print Media?
Earlier this year, a research team led by a Harvard professor unveiled a strategy to help reverse the revenue and circulation ills of the newspaper industry and encourage it to reinvent itself. Some publications have reported early success in adopting the plan that asks readers: “What do you hire a newspaper to do for you?”
Alternative Weeklies in Transistion
In the eighth of our roundtable discussions on the future of the news media, representatives of the alternative newsweekly industry survey the changes facing these once comfortably niched papers.
What is Podcasting?
A primer on podcasting – includes sections on audience data, where to go to download podcasts, the economics of the medium, and tips on how one can create a podcast.
A New Journalism for Democracy in a New Age
A speech delivered at the Escuela de Periodismo UAM/El País, Madrid, Spain, February 1, 2005
Bottom-Line Pressures Now Hurting Coverage, Say Journalists
Journalists are unhappy with the way things are going in their profession these days. This report is part of Pew Research Center’s 2004 State of the News Media publication.
A look at coverage of the presidential election on top news Web sites during the heat of the primary season.
The first-ever study of online coverage of the presidential election found that many of the most popular online portals do not live up to the promise of the Internet as a gateway to new, unfiltered and diverse information about politics.