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How The Personalized Newspaper Can Save Journalism

How The Personalized Newspaper Can Save Journalism | State of the Media | Scoop.it
It should make you forget what an RSS reader is. (RT @themediaisdying: GOOD STUFF : How The Personalized Newspaper Can Save Journalism http://me.lt/9Q0f3 (via @ mattprd))
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http://www.journamarketing.com/2011/03/how-your-hyperlocal-site-is-better-off-than-the-ny-times/

RT @thefutureofnews: How Your Hyperlocal Site is Better Off than the NY Times http://eqent.me/emILzw
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Reflections of a Newsosaur: Hyperlocals like TBD: More hype than hope

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Hyperlocals like TBD: More hype than hope | State of the Media | Scoop.it
The rapid implosion of the high-profile TBD news site is further evidence that hyperlocal journalism is more hype than hope for the news business.
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Online news overtakes paper, and nearly half of it is mobile -- Engadget

Online news overtakes paper, and nearly half of it is mobile -- Engadget | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Wait, this is just now happening? The Pew Project's 2011 report on mobile devices' effect on media was published this week; it's a fascinating read (RT @taddschwartz: Online news overtakes paper & nearly half is mobile http://goo.gl/E3mV8 @socialmediatoday #journalism #socialmedia #media @BridgetCarey)
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Reflections of a Newsosaur: Hyperlocals like TBD: More hype than hope

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Hyperlocals like TBD: More hype than hope | State of the Media | Scoop.it
The rapid implosion of the high-profile TBD news site is further evidence that hyperlocal journalism is more hype than hope for the news business.

Launched with considerable fanfare and generous funding only six months ago by Allbritton Communications, TBD was the latest effort in the nation’s capital to create websites filled with intensely local coverage that, it was hoped, would attract large and loyal followings. Instead, they cost a bundle and withered for lack of interest.
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This Week in Review: NPR at a crossroads, hyperlocal’s personal issue, and keeping comments real

This Week in Review: NPR at a crossroads, hyperlocal’s personal issue, and keeping comments real | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Making hyperlocal news personal: AOL continued its move into local news late last week, as it bought the hyperlocal news aggregator Outside.in. In an excellent analysis at the Lab, Ken Doctor argued that the purchase is a way for AOL to get bigger quickly, particularly by bulking up Patch’s pageviews through cheap local aggregation tools. ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick took the opportunity to ask why hyperlocal news technology services like Outside.in, Everyblock, and Fwix haven’t been as useful as we had hoped.

Mathew Ingram of GigaOM posited an answer: Hyperlocal journalism only works if it’s deeply connected with the community it serves, and those technologies aren’t. Without that level of community, “AOL is pouring money into a bottomless pit,” he wrote. The Knight Digital Media Center’s Amy Gahran said that might be where local news organizations can step in, focusing less on creating news articles and more on using their community trust to make local information useful, relevant and findable.
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Newspapers Hope Readers Will Throw Money Over the Wall

Newspapers Hope Readers Will Throw Money Over the Wall | State of the Media | Scoop.it
As the financial screws continue to tighten on traditional media companies, more and more are choosing to throw their eggs into the basket labelled "paywall" -- including the New York Times. But in the long run, these walls are really just sandbags against a rising tide.
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Culture Clash: Journalism's ideology vs blog culture | Online ...

Culture Clash: Journalism's ideology vs blog culture | Online ... | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Journalists argue that bloggers are not objective; bloggers counter by arguing that journalists are not transparent, and so on.
Like any profession, journalism separates itself from other fields of work through articulating how it is different.
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Men still dominate national newspaper journalism | Media | guardian.co.uk

Men still dominate national newspaper journalism | Media | guardian.co.uk | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Survey for Women In Journalism finds that 74% of news reporters and executives are male (Poor sods .. Free surplus men immediately RT @clairee_french 74 % of journalists on national newspapers are male http://bit.ly/gWoukM)
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Eight myths about newspapers | unljnews

Eight myths about newspapers | unljnews | State of the Media | Scoop.it
The local newspaper certainly is an institution in transition. It will lean more and more toward the digital world in the months and years ahead. But the great majority of local newspapers also are viable enterprises. They will publish my obituary and yours – but not their own.
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The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post

The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Although The Huffington Post does not pay those who volunteer to write blogs for it, this content represents only a small share of its traffic. And, to put it bluntly, many of those blog posts aren't worth very much.
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I have enormous sympathy for anyone writing about public affairs, whether as a hobby or as a career. And I’d encourage people to think very carefully about where they are doing their writing, and what they are getting paid for it.
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Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It's the Wrong Question to Ask Brian Solis

Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It's the Wrong Question to Ask Brian Solis | State of the Media | Scoop.it
I was asked to enter the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Debate Room to make the case "for" Twitter as a platform for journalism and news. (Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It's the Wrong Question to Ask http://t.co/W08Ok0i via @briansolis)
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» Journalism and good reporting are affordable, integrity is not.

» Journalism and good reporting are affordable, integrity is not. | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Now that things have calmed down after the Mobile World Congress, the word has started to come out that a number of technology blogs had their trips to Barcelona sponsored. That means ... (Journalism and good reporting are affordable, integrity is not. http://t.co/THYTu5E via @thenextweb)
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6 hyperlocal networks in the UK that are showing the US how it should be done | Philip John

6 hyperlocal networks in the UK that are showing the US how it should be done | Philip John | State of the Media | Scoop.it
RT @philipjohn: Last time: 6 #hyperlocal networks in the UK that are showing the US how it should be done http://bit.ly/ft501l
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How blogs have changed journalism | Felix Salmon | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

How blogs have changed journalism | Felix Salmon | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Benzinga's Laura Hlebasko sent me some questions about blogs and online media for a feature she's writing. Here they are, along with my answers: (How blogs have changed journalism on http://reut.rs/huuLeb)
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For the First Time, More People Get News Online Than From Newspapers

For the First Time, More People Get News Online Than From Newspapers | State of the Media | Scoop.it
As of the end of 2010, more people get their news from the Internet than from newspapers -- and more ad dollars went to online outlets than to newspapers, too.In surveys conducted by the Pew Proj
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Why you should have a hyperlocal Facebook strategy

Are you already local on Facebook? How about being hyperlocal? In this post, I'll be explaining why your company should have a hyperlocal social media strategy.  (RT @FleishmanSF: Why it's important to have a hyperlocal Facebook strategy (via @burkburk): http://bit.ly/fmVM4R)
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Journalism entrepreneurship on the hyperlocal level - a case study in community news | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

Journalism entrepreneurship on the hyperlocal level - a case study in community news | USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy | State of the Media | Scoop.it
For journalism professors and high school teachers, this is an excellent case to have students experience the real-life challenges facing journalism entrepreneurs. Case studies are a valuable teaching tool, especially in an area which is so new that there are no established "best practices" to study. Practitioners can best learn from others who are encountering similar obstacles to their success.
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Pablo Boczkowski: The gap between what reporters write and readers read threatens news orgs’ future

Pablo Boczkowski: The gap between what reporters write and readers read threatens news orgs’ future | State of the Media | Scoop.it
The gap between what reporters write and readers read threatens news orgs’ future.
Pablo talks about a series of studies he’s done looking at the gap between the kind of journalism that news organizations produce and the kind of journalism that consumers consume. He’s gathered data from a number of different countries and time periods to see how those interests match up (or don’t). I think we found a few interesting points of disagreement — it’s worth a listen.
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Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?

Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out? | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Neighborhood news aggregator Outside.in has been acquired by AOL, according to multiple reports this morning. Apparently it's being bought for less than the big pile of money that high-profile investors put into it, back when hopes were high. It's sad, really: the ambitious hyper-local news technology services of the last few years don't seem to be working out very well. Outside.in, EveryBlock and Fwix are the three sites best known for building out automated collection and analysis of news about particular neighborhoods of cities around the United States. There is huge, exciting potential there...
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Cross Media Consulting : L'actu media web - Journaliste, un métier d'homme ?

Cross Media Consulting : L'actu media web - Journaliste, un métier d'homme ? | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Postes plus précaires, moins bien payés et avec peu de chance d'accéder aux responsabilités... En 2011, il est toujours plus confortable d'être un homme pour être journaliste.
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What newsrooms can learn from tech startups - 10,000 Words

What newsrooms can learn from tech startups - 10,000 Words | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Newsrooms need to radically revamp their culture. Tech startups are seeing their heyday right now, while the news industry, well, it’s seen better days. Newspapers could take a hint from some of the forward-thinking cultural environments of tech startups if they want to take a stab at reinventing newsroom culture.
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Scripting News: They zig when they should zag

Scripting News: They zig when they should zag | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Audience equals sources.
Especially for newspapers with a lot of subscriptions, it's easy to use your audience the way you describe. But not many do.
Subscribers feel they own of the paper. They would love to do more than just pay the bill and consume. If you could turn them into an "army of knowledge", they would feel much more appreciated and the paper (or its new platforms) would gain value. Everybody wins!
To get there, journalism needs a new attitude. Journalists need to get away from their position as information monopolists, and enter the marketplace where all is shared and their skills are needed to curate and cherish; in fact to mutualize.
I've done several presentations on this "new attitude"-thing. See for example http://www.slideshare.net/brew....
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Can a content business scale on the Internet?

Can a content business scale on the Internet? | State of the Media | Scoop.it
Can a content business scale on the Internet?
That's the question that's bedeviled an uncounted number of start-ups, and established businesses, in the decade and a half of publishing's Internet era. While many individual writers and small, community start-ups have found their way to ramen profitability online, big businesses (and aspiring ones!) continue to look for the formula that consistently allows them to build large-scale, national chains of profitable content-driven publications online, as companies such as Gannett and Scripps did with printed newspapers in the past century.
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Newspapers Fall Out of Love with Apple Over Subscription Policy - Earl J. Wilkinson - Technology - The Atlantic

Newspapers Fall Out of Love with Apple Over Subscription Policy - Earl J. Wilkinson - Technology - The Atlantic | State of the Media | Scoop.it
If the rules announced this week existed last year, you would have seen a more cautious approach to iPad app development (Newspapers Fall Out of Love with Apple Over Subscription Policy by Earl J ... http://goo.gl/fb/1t5e7)
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