Presentation on theme: "Journalism and the Web. Newspapers used to make the news. Now, they are the news. Rupert Murdock Cyclical trough Decline in paid circulation Bankruptcy."— Presentation transcript:
Journalism and the Web
Newspapers used to make the news. Now, they are the news. Rupert Murdock Cyclical trough Decline in paid circulation Bankruptcy Causal factors: economy and internet
The Newspaper Newspaper seen as a “living text”. Documenting history as it occurred. Changed very little since. Disadvantages: Updated daily. Failed to keep up with advancing society. Yesterday’s news.
Irony Demand for news is high but people are not willing to pay for it. Comparable to the music industry.
Consumers of Journalism Free news on web. Search engines changing readers’ habits. Greater and quicker searching capabilities.
RSS Feed Really simple syndication or rich site summary. Frequently updated. Feed Readers: iGoogle, My Yahoo and MSN. Constant breaking News ticker “Internet killed the newspaper star”
Online Newspapers The Washington Post The New York Times Global access HTML does not spell salvation. Fees?
The New York Times Nytimes.com TimesSelect No to subscriptions Who are the competitors?
News Aggregation Websites Contains collected headlines Yahoo! News, Google News, Drudge Report, Huffington Post and breitbart.com Google Fast Flip Anachronistic Failures of print
Flaws “Data Smog”- Journalist David Shenk Volume overwhelming Difficult to navigate 80% contains newspaper content Newspaper industry being ripped-off
Internet vs. Newspaper Issues of authority and reliability Who can we trust? Blogs and Twitter vs. pure Journalism Death of reliable news? Accountability substituted by Bloggers
Citizen Journalism Good or Bad? Yahoo! Buzz and Digg Community based Citizens and Journalists collaborating
Future Meyer predicts September 2043 Perhaps sooner? URLs are here to stay Must embrace new media Nick Bilton: “Paper is dying but it’s just a device. Replacing it with pixels is a better experience.”
Hybrid Form Part-print and part-internet AnnArbor.com Limited printed editions Social interaction
Death or Rebirth? Cannot simply copy-and-paste Mobile devices like the iPhone Interactive multimedia Layout of Print Minority Report’s e-Newspaper