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Digital First and the Future of News

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Digital News is the latest buzzword in the news business. But what does it really mean for the future of news? At an event on November 1, 2011 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Professor Jeff Jarvis talked with John Paton, (CEO of Journal Register, MediaNews, and Digital First Media) and Justin Smith (president […]

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Resource Guide for Local and Niche Sites

Posted on 14. Jul, 2011 by .

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One of the goals of the New Business Models for News Project is to help local sites grow into sustainable operations. Toward that end, we’ve created a Resource Guide for Local and Niche Sites, which aggregates some of the best sources of information about a variety of editorial, business, technology, and legal topics relevant to […]

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CUNY’s Entrepreneurial Journalism Program

Posted on 08. Dec, 2010 by .

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CUNY Graduate School of Journalism professors Jeff Jarvis and Jeremy Caplan discuss the school’s innovative Entrepreneurial Journalism program, funded by the new Tow-Knight Center. You can also view the video at Vimeo. For more information on the program — and how to apply — please click here. Here’s the curriculum. Or download the curriculum on […]

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NewBizNews: What ad sales people hear

Posted on 05. Feb, 2010 by .

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Recently, at CUNY, we held a roundtable for ad sales people from hyperlocal blogs to big newspapers to hear what they are hearing from local merchants. We’re wrapping up our research for the New Business Models for News Project — indeed, it was Alberto Ibargüen, head of the Knight Foundation that funded this work, who […]

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John Paton on newspapers' future

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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Two newspaper companies hired new chiefs last week. The Star Tribune hired Michael Klingensmith, my former colleague at Entertainment Weekly, and Journal Register hired John Paton, now head of Spanish-language publisher impreMedia and a newspaperman with roots in Canada. The latter didn’t get the attention it deserved. Paton has executed a strategic vision at impreMedia, […]

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The state of the art of news

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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My response to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s study that found most original reporting in Baltimore still comes from major media: No shit. We need a study to determine this? Well, maybe we do. I think it is worthwhile to have a baseline to compare where news goes in years to come. When I […]

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Teaching entrepreneurial journalism

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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On Friday, we at CUNY had the honor of playing host to a conference (call) for more than two dozen educators around the world — New York to Arizona to Berkeley to Guadalajara to London to Oslo — who are teaching or starting to teach entrepreneurial journalism. Here’s the wiki where we will continue to […]

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Signs of hope

Posted on 21. Dec, 2009 by .

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David Carr wrote another good and hopeful column today (this, I told him, was his burning bush column). I’m delighted that it ended with a brief report on his jurying in my entrepreneurial journalism course at CUNY: Meanwhile, journalism schools are no longer content just to teach the inverted pyramid. A few weeks ago, I […]

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NewBizNews Conference Videos: Services & Partners (cont.)

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Representatives from a number of companies gave brief presentations (followed by Q & A) on how hyperlocal sites can benefit from their services. Outside.in (Mark Josephson) ______________ GameChanger (Ted Sullivan) ______________ Buzzr.com (Ed Sussman) ______________ Transparensee (Alex Acree, Steve Lavine) ______________ Adify (Jim Larrison) ______________________________

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Get off the lawn

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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There’s one thing that Rupert Murdoch, Arianna Huffington, Steve Brill, and I agreed on last week – and and there’s probably nothing else one can imagine this group would ever find consensus around. At the two-day Federal Trade Commission “workshop” (read: hearing) that asked how journalism will “survive” (their word) in the internet age, we […]

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