Tag: news

Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

It hasn’t transformed my life. But some things are changing. I got my iPad last week, a few days before the start of classes. I immediately procrastinated on finishing my syllabi by spending the better part of an evening setting it up with apps and files. I’ll focus in this post on how the iPad …

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Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has posted a summary of its recent study “New Media, Old Media: How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press.” The study compares the variety of topics included in news-related blog posts and tweets with the range included in mainstream media coverage, and found …

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Will Young People Pay for News?

Will Young People Pay for News?

Newspaper paywalls are likely to prevent young readers from becoming excited about news. Is the paywall the best way to introduce a new generation to the joys and benefits of journalism?

Crowdfunding News and the “News Mutual Fund”

Crowdfunding News and the “News Mutual Fund”

I’ve been looking lately at some of the “crowdfunding” models for journalism, in which audience members donate money to specific stories whose production they want to support. Here’s my idea for a “news mutual fund” – a concept slightly different from the crowdfunding models I’ve seen so far. One well-known crowdfunding project for journalism is …

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Technology is not the answer (everywhere)

Technology is not the answer (everywhere)

The Online News Association conference is happening this weekend in San Francisco. As I sit at home in Fresno – just a three-hour drive away – I’m thinking about the role of media here and there, and the different approaches to online news and communication that are possible in the two cities. While the innovations …

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Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Bitter News on a Sweet Day

Photo by Flickr user [ jRa7 ]. I wrote in a tweet (@profsivek) earlier today about catching up with five days of missed newspapers – specifically, the copies of the Fresno Bee that patiently waited for me in their unchanging paper format while I was visiting family in Texas. I noted that there weren’t many …

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