Archive for 'News Ecosystem'

NewBizNews Conference Schedule: 11/11/09

Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by .


Take a look at the latest lineup for tomorrow’s New Business Models for (Local) News Conference and HyperCamp.

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Tough love for news media

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .


Here’s video version of the talk I keynote talk I linked below for the Munich Media Days conference a week ago. I gave them tough love, saying I was concerned about the protectionist talk I’ve heard from Germany media, not unlike one what can here in the U.S. and elsewhere. I also talked about the […]

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Updated Schedule for NewBiz News HyperCamp

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .


We’ve added some excellent speakers to the upcoming New Business Models for (Local) News Conference and HyperCamp, scheduled for November 11 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Take a look at the updated lineup.

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The future of news is entrepreneurial

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .


The future of news is entrepreneurial. There’s a lot in that statement. It says: The future of news is not institutional… The news of tomorrow has yet to be built…. The structure – the ecosystem – of news will not be dominated by a few corporations but likely will be made up of networks of […]

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NewBizNews HyperCamp Schedule

Posted on 28. Oct, 2009 by .


We’re looking forward to the New Business Models for (Local) News HyperCamp, scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th. The conference schedule is now available here and as a google doc. The day-long event will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism — 219 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC. Coffee and registration begin at […]

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Giving up on the news business

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .


Before reaching their dangerous conclusion – recommending government supported journalism in a report called the Reconstruction of American Journalism – former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie and Columbia journalism prof Michael Schudson make some basic and, I believe, profoundly mistaken assumptions, namely: “That journalism is now at risk, along with the advertising-supported economic foundations of […]

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The model of the new media model

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .


Leo Laporte, creator of This Week in Tech and the TWiT network of podcasts, spoke before the Online News Association this week and presented the very model of the new media company: small, highly targeted, serving a highly engaged public, and profitable. (Full disclosure: I am a panelist on TWiT’s This Week in Google show.) […]

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Journalism as capitalism

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .


The only way that journalism is going to be sustainable is if it is profitable – and out of that market relationship comes many other benefits: accountability to the public it serves; independence from funders’ agendas; growth; innovation. This is the future for journalism we envisioned in the New Business Models for News Project. Not-for-profit, […]

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The X Prizes for news (and media)

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .


A conversation with our Knight Foundation friends at Aspen inspired me to think through what an X Prize for news could accomplish. Then this week’s report in the New York Times about the awarding of the NetFlix X Prize – and the far greater value it created, not just for NetFlix, but for its participants […]

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Is journalism an industry?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .


Journalism is a business – that is how it is going to sustain itself; that is a key precept of the New Business Models for News Project, funded by the Knight Foundation. But is it still an industry dominated by companies and employment? In the first part of his analysis of the news business, BusinessWeek […]

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