Archive for 'What’s Next?'

Next Steps: What We Heard, What We Need

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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At the end of our New Business Models for (Local) News Conference last week we asked a question we’ve been asking since our first go-round three years ago: What’s next? What do we, as practitioners of journalism, need to do to help sustain journalism in this new age? It seems there is still a simple […]

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What crisis?

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

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At the Aspen Institute FOCAS event, where we presented our CUNY New Business Models for News, there came to be an unspoken debate – that is, an idea thrown out but never really engaged – about whether there is a crisis in news and journalism. I now say that there isn’t a crisis. That’s not […]

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Shaping the Future

Posted on 26. Jun, 2009 by .

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The rapid erosion of the newspaper business has resulted in a lot of smart folks giving new thought to the future of journalism. As part of our research for the new business models for news project, we’re providing summaries and links to reports, studies, essays and conferences that bring value to the discussion. Take a […]

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Never Quit and Be Honest With Yourself – An Interview with Tristan Harris

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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I’ve had the good fortune to run into Tristan Harris and finding out that we live in close proximity. Tristan is the founder of Apture. Similar to two other Stanford computer scientist, Tristan understands and wants to improve how people find information on the web. Apture allows reporters to link out easily without necessarily losing […]

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Interview with Tom Evslin

Posted on 05. Nov, 2008 by .

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Looking over attendees for the New Business Models for News Summit you might be confused as to why Tom Evslin was there. Many of the names you would recognize as professional life-long journalists or entrepreneurs. Tom, however, is not and has never been a journalist. But his sharp understanding of networks and networked economies is […]

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Welcome the Information Valet Project – Bill Densmore

Posted on 03. Nov, 2008 by .

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The New Business Models for News Summit is actually the second in a series of events. The first “Networked Journalism Summit” included Bill Densmore who is now working on his own project trying to tackle the revenue issue. (For those keeping track, that’s one video using Viddler, the other two using Vimeo and Blip. Have […]

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Interview – Dave Chase and Experimenting in the Revenue Side

Posted on 31. Oct, 2008 by .

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May the post Summit interviews continue. This one with Dave Chase from NewWest and Sun Valley Online. (Learn more about NewWest from this interview with Jonathan Weber from the 2007 Summit) Click To Play [Disclaimer: The audio isn't perfect. This is interview #2 via Skype. I'm using iShowU to record my screen. I will soon […]

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Rapporteur Wrap-up – Ben Wagner for Networking Group

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by .

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From Ben Wagner on behalf of the Networking Group. If “the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of endpoints,” then one task as digital journalists is to scale our networks — be they organically-grown, hyperlocal blogs or corporate-driven, international communities — as quickly and effectively as possible. In a […]

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To Be Efficient, Start From Zero

Posted on 27. Oct, 2008 by .

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From John Hassell – Star-Ledger, rapporteur for the News Efficiencies group. We were the fun group — the cost-cutters. Charged with finding new efficiencies for newsrooms, we struggled a bit to come up with a model that would produce useful lessons. Ultimately, we decided to focus on a market like Philadelphia or Dallas and, rather […]

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The New York Observer – Politicker.com

Posted on 05. Mar, 2008 by .

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From Brian Kroski who was interviewed at the Networked Journalism Summit here. “Observer Media Group, the parent company of The New York Observer, is launching a project covering local politics through a distributed network of reporters, editors and columnists. This project will put reporters on the ground in all 50 states of the US, covering […]

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