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Is quality journalism still possible?

Is quality journalism still possible? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

By Ferruccio de Bortoli

 

Publishers are struggling to survive in an age when information technologies have revolutionized the press industry. However, cutting costs is not the answer, as it will affect quality and move publishers closer to their own extinction - they are behaving like lemmings, the little, Arctic animals who, according to popular myth, rush together to their death.

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Gourmet restaurants don't compete with fast food businesses by cutting costs but by focusing on quality and catering to customers who are looking for a different kind of culinary experience.  Why should the news business be any different?

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Leveson calls for media watchdog

Leveson calls for media watchdog | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Lord Justice Leveson has condemned decades of "outrageous" behaviour by newspapers as he urged the Government to set up a new media watchdog underpinned by legislation.

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Newspapers versus Google

Newspapers versus Google | The Journalist | Scoop.it
IN 2009 Rupert Murdoch called Google and other search engines “content kleptomaniacs”. Now cash-strapped newspapers want to put legal pressure on what they see as parasitical news aggregators.
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TV is main source of news in US

TV is main source of news in US | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55%), leading the Internet, at 21%. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6%.

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A failing business model

A failing business model | The Journalist | Scoop.it

For years, Germany had seemed largely immune to the print-media woes washing over the US. In recent weeks, though, the country's newspaper industry has been hit by a pair of high-profile bankruptcies.

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