Now that reading online involves a bevy of social actions, from sharing to commenting across a plethora of devices, how many of your site’s readers will make it past the first paragraph?.
Recently Slate's technology columnist investigated this issue further in his article You Won’t Finish This Article. Using data from Chartbeat, he found that most readers don’t engage with the article, and if they do, they are inclined to do so before scrolling half-way down the page.
To help us better understand the risks and opportunities about online readership, and to help you, dear reader, get to bottom of this article faster, we present you with an infographic that summarizes it all.
1. Jurnalismul nu mai este o profesie, este o arta. Ce poate fi mai rau pentru jurnalisti? Jurnalismul era pe vremuri o profesie, in care cei ce-o practicau aveau un statut similar cu avocatii sau cu medicii.
„While crowdsourced video becomes more and more common, those taking advantage of the medium are both benefiting from its reach and dealing with the dilemmas it presents, according to a recent report from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).”
"Journalists are infamously change-resistant, lack savvy in business and numbers, and are bound by ethical strictures that prevent them from involvement in revenue matters. What role can they possibly play in developing support for their work? To figure it out, let’s address each of these elements in turn."
The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for a few more years.
We’re milking our recent poll with Editor & Publisher while we can. Previously we looked at what editors had to say about how their own jobs are changing and then about how they use freelancers. We also asked them to spitball about the future. More specifically we asked, “What one innovation do you most want to see happen to the field of journalism in the next five years?”
Of the 609 responses we received, a great many were pleas for the return of quality journalism, calls for the overthrow of our search engine overlords, exhortations to rebellion against the tyranny of CPMs, disgust with digital standards and so on. However, plenty were also novel or revealing. Being fans of visual representations of large datasets, as well as stuck in the internet of the 20th Century, we put together a nice word cloud based on the responses.
We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing. From Pinterest at the beginning of this year to the launch this week of a new product from two Twitter founders, Medium, 2012 has been a year where the norms of publishing are being challenged.