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Freitag, August 01, 2008

The Vast Majority of Mainstream Editors Are Incorruptible

and the other half ...?


Survey by Millward Brown for PRWeek and Manning Selvage & Lee

Mittwoch, Juli 23, 2008

Study: The Changing Newsroom

More than 250 newspaper participated in this study, by Tyler Marshall and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism on the direction news business takes between financial pressures, threaten from the web and change of news consuming patterns ...

most papers have reduced the space, resources and commitment devoted to a range of topics

Other findings:
- 85% of the dailies surveyed with circulations over 100,000 have cut newsroom staff in the last three years, while only 52% of smaller papers reported cuts.

- quite often distinguished, high-salaried and complacent veteran reporters and editors are replaced by a generation of young, versatile, tech-savvy, high-energy staff

- disrupted between accuracy, depth and journalistic standards vs. speed, multimedia and interactivity nearly half of all journalists are equally worried and excited about the new rules and chances at the same time

recommended read at

On the same report at the ReadWriteWeb from Marshall Kirkpatrick
Newspapers Shifting Coverage Local As Online Challenge Grows

Other 'newsroom' postings on this blog

Freitag, Juli 18, 2008

A Newsroom Reorg Report: Spokesman

A reorganization plan to further The Spokesman-Review’s goal of producing news that best serves our community, given current personnel ... (PDF)

via Journerdism / more at Nick Eaton (Stories on the Run)

Gerade sehe ich beim Kollegen Pitz einen Verweis auf die Magisterarbeit von Angela Kauer die sich mit dem 'Sein und Schein' von Newsdesk Reorgs am Beispiel der Mainzer Allgemeinen Zeitung befasst und dafür mit dem HMS-Medienpreises 2008 ausgezeichnet wurde ... mehr bei Bernd Pitz

Donnerstag, Juli 03, 2008

Reorg Newsroom: Tampa Tribune like

Mindy McAdams has a report on the Tribune staff meeting last Tuesday: layoffs 21 (11 immediately, 20 later; nearly one fifths) - I really wonder, why old 'news service organization' don't understand, how much more chances they have to serve their 'constituency' better and hope this 11 people will be a tough competitor to the Tribune in the future ...

Why I am sharing it here? Because I think that the Tampa Tribune has managed to overcome some hurdles traditional newspaper try to avoid (as long as they can) by doing a reorg of the newsroom that earns this name. The new structure

Audience editors — keep in touch with what the print, TV, online audiences want/need

Reporting section (all the reporters for print, TV and Web are mashed up

- Deadline reporting — for breaking/daily news
- Data — specifically for database stuff
- Watchdog, investigative reporting
- Personal journalism — stuff for people’s every day lives like weather, health, entertainment
- Grassroots reporting— citizen journalism

plus a
'Finishing' team for print, TV and online
to determine what stories should be covered and with what medium

and, yes I nearly forgot, the also have managing editor

via / more at teaching online journalism

Mittwoch, Juni 25, 2008

The Future for Web Publishers

Part one of Jeff Jarvis's seminar to the Guardian as part of the Future of Journalism series (39:47 Minutes) and The Guardian is generously sharing it with the rest of Us.

Addendum - Jeff shares now his 10 question on his Blog BuzzMachine:

Part two is now online
It's a Link Economy, Stupid

In part two of his seminar Jeff argues that links are worth more than content

See / watch all other speakers, lectures and reports on the still ongoing Guardian's Future of Journalism Conference, here.

Dienstag, Juni 24, 2008

The Age of the Mass Media is Just That An Age

"It doesn't have to last forever", said Jay Rosen at the World Economic Forum in January 2004 explaining, that we are in a process reinventing the communication techniques of an earlier era, when a learned elite exchanged knowledge and opinion via private correspondence and technology makes it now possible to extend that exchange to a broad audience.

Leonard Witt points to this quote after reading Richard Pérez-Pena's report in the New York Times (23-June-2008)

Papers Facing Worst Year for Ad Revenue

"Analysts and newspaper executives find themselves revising their forecasts downward every few months, unable to gain a stable footing on a sinking floor. Papers have cut costs by shedding thousands of workers, eliminating some distribution routes and printing fewer, smaller pages, but profit margins continue to shrink ..."

I find it somehow strange, that newspapers executives and journalist are morning together about the danger of losing a cultural achievement and guarantor of democracy and blame the Internet and the previous so called readers to do all evil to (them and) our culture. On the other hand newspaper executives and investors seem to applaud, every time they can reduce staff, down size the newsroom, down size the paper, reduce the number of pages, 'losing' (getting rid of under-) paid circulation to safe cost and increase profit (but for how long?).

They execrate their 'readers' and the Internet for an F.O.C. culture and deliver their news on paper cheaper (and much below costs) than most / any Telco’s to your doorsteps and keep whining aloud (and only then), if their financier-advertiser move on because they have better ways to communicate with their existing and future clients.

Please wake up and adapt you revenue model. Whether you are in the paper business, investment business, advertising business, news business, in journalism, do it and do it good!

Mittwoch, Juni 18, 2008

AP's effort to define what 'fair-use' should mean for AP's lawyer, websites and bloggers

Update 18-June-2008
AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines on Thursday

I posted this link to Saul Hansell's article in the NYT on Facebook.

Yesterday evening , I found that they want money if you use more than five word from their copy, for commercial and from non-commercials alike

Non-Profit Pricing

Dienstag, Juni 17, 2008

Online Journalismus Review (OJR) No More

From Robert Niles at Facebook:

"After a decade, the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication has decided to cease publication of The archives will remain online, but there will be no new articles.

One of OJR's goals over the years has been to help mid-career journalists make a successful transition from other media to online reporting and production. I'm pleased to say that USC Annenberg will continue to provide support in that area, through the Knight Digital Media Center. I encourage OJR readers to click over to and its blogs, if you are not already a regular reader there.

The decision to close OJR means that I have left the University of Southern California. But I am not going offline. I will continue to write, daily, about new media and journalism at my new website, . I hope that many of you will click over and visit me there.

Finally, on behalf of OJR, I want to thank you. Thank you for your readership, tips, corrections, kind words and support. And I want to wish you success as you work to build engaging, informative and sustainable websites, to better serve your audiences."

I'm sorry, to hear and have subscripted the Sensibletalk feed !

Dienstag, Juni 10, 2008

DFJV-Studie: Freie Journalisten in Deutschland

Im Auftrag des Deutschen Fachjournalistenverbands führte das Instituts für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IFKM) an der LMU in München eine Online-Befragung zu Berufsstruktur, Selbstverständnis, Arbeitszufriedenheit und Auftragsentwicklung 2008 freier Journalisten in Deutschland durch.

Die Schlagzeile 'Google schlägt Pressesprecher' stammt - wie auch die erste Grafik - direkt vom Verband (die beiden anderen Grafiken sind der Studie entnommen).

Aufträge erhalten die freien Journalisten von folgenden Medien

Fast 40 % der Befragten geben eine Nebentätigkeit in PR und/oder Werbung an

Zum Download der Studie

Sonntag, Juni 08, 2008

Bill Moyers address the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR 7-June-2008)

Nothing is ever broken, that can't be fixed, if enough people are committed ... about Journalisms, Democracy , Free press and the mainstream 'Monopoly' Media Game

More from the Media Reform conference 2008

Mittwoch, Juni 04, 2008

WEF 2008: An Integrated Newsroom Is Not Optional

via Online Journalism

Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Det Berlingske Officin and editor-in-chief of Berlingske Tidende, Denmark, addresses the World Editors Forum 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden during a session entitled "Are integrated newsrooms really working?"

Mittwoch, Mai 28, 2008

New York Times plans to open APIs to developers: will it catch on in Germany?

Some background from and where it might lead to from

ReadWriteWeb: New York Times API Coming

fishbowlNY: New York Times Joining the Social Networking Fray?

and Oliver Luft at with the question "Will it catch on in UK?"

Mittwoch, Mai 21, 2008

BusinessWeek: Updating it's 'Blogs Will Change Your Business' (April 2005)

The Issue (from June 2, 2008) is now out

Beyond Blogs - What Business Needs To Know (Online)
by Stephen Baker and Heather Green

BusinessWeek Cover Podcast (MP3)
John Byrne and Stephen Baker talk about how their story on Blogs and Business was updated

BusinessWeek wants to update it's cover story 'Blogs Will Change Your Business!' it did three years ago and asked a number of bloggers to opine of the future of media. Amongst them, close to media and journalism

Arianna Huffington
How the Online News Revolution is Altering the Media Landscape

"I am frequently asked if the rising influence of online news sources is the death knell for Big Media. My answer is that Big Media isn't dead; it's ill but will actually be saved by the transfusion of passion and immediacy of the blogging and online news revolution ..."

Jeff Jarvis
Blogs then and now

"Three years ago, blogs were still a curiosity to a business audience, new enough to warrant a cover story, strange enough to require explaining. But now, blogs and social media are not only better understood and accepted but they are coming to be seen as a necessity in media and more and more in business ..."

Sonntag, Mai 18, 2008

Live blogging and video: Liverpool Daily Post shares the editorial process with their readers

Oliver Luft (at reports about The Post activity to give its reader the chance to observe and offer input on the paper's editorial process. As fare as I can see there is only one Liveblog-Day available, last Tuesday (May 13, 2008), and one editorial conference (Link to Video) ...!?

Quotes from Oliver's article:
"Using technology from CoverItLive, The Post will be running a live blog throughout the day, from 7am until the presses roll during the early hours of Wednesday morning for its next print edition, to detail the editorial workings of the newspaper ...

"Journalists will also be using Bambuser and Qik technologies to stream video of themselves conducting interviews or at work in the office via their mobile phones. They will also stream the day's main editorial conference ..." and

"Readers of the blog will be able to suggest ideas for stories and post questions to journalists about editorial decisions on content and design of both the online and print edition of the paper."

If you are willing to ask, share and converse with your reader, this is also a great idea for Enthusiast and Special Interest Media ...

Dienstag, Mai 13, 2008

Reed Business Divestment Watch Blog are closed ...

There are no signs of that RBI's divestment plans have been canceled, but the Blog disappeared watching this process has been shut down.

Maybe this entry from 2-May-2008 tells us way:

"... Rumour has it that RE and RBI board members have visited Divestment Watch, and it has even come up during chats with the bankers (UBS) and the consultants (PWC) so it's nice to know that there are some people interested and hopefully listening.

DivestmentWatch has had 5000+ unique visitors so far, and averages about 150 to 200 a day, with a regular core readership of about 50-60 (thanks for your support!). I hope that it has helped you in some way.



Earlier entry:

Reed Elsevier Is Divesting Reed Business Information

Donnerstag, Mai 08, 2008

elektrischer REPORTER 47: Jeff Jarvis über Journalismus im Internet-Zeitalter

In Folge 47 von Marius Sixtus 'elektrischer Reporter' erklärt Jeff (in ca. 8 Minuten) wie er die Zukunft von Journalismus sieht ... in Englisch mit deutschen Zwischentiteln und Untertitelung ...

Zum Vcast

Zusätzlicher Link-Tipp:
On his Blog buzzmachine Jeff published the slides from his Keynote 'New architecture of media' at CUNY (April 08)

Dienstag, April 22, 2008

Encyclopedia Britannica im (privaten, abgebrochenem) Test

Wie wir alle gehört haben, hat sich die angekündigte Öffnung des Brockhaus im Web "verzögert". Ob es die 'Überraschung' über die eigene Entscheidung, den eigenen Mut war, ob dass Geschäftsmodell noch einmal überarbeitet werden muss oder das Angebot noch optimiert werden muss, wir ahnen es nur ...

Nach Robert Basic / TechCrunch Hinweis auf das neue Web Publisher Programm der Encyclopedia Britannica (EB), habe ich mich gestern angemeldet und ein wenig herumprobiert. Mein erster Eindruck: Irgendwie funktioniert, dass alles aber noch sehr holprig, wenig nutzerfreundlich oder auch gar nicht.

Die massive Verwendung von Scripts auf der Website (nehme ich an) und meine Browser-Einstellungen verhindern (bisher) so manche Aktionen (FireFox 2.0x, Opera 9.x, MS Explorer 7.x). Die überdimensionalen Überschriften stehen in keinem Verhältnis zur Standardtextgröße und die Hilfe / Helpfunktion scheint auf Urlaub zu sein.

Selbst nachdem ich unter FAQ endlich eine Help Funktion gefunden hatte

lande ich immer wieder auf die Startseite - ohne, dass irgendwo eine Help Section zu finden ist. Und irgendwie flashed dann auch das 'Featured Video' auf, verdeckt die Vorschau der Suchergebnisse und lässt sich nicht mehr ausblenden, ...

Die ersten Versuche etwas zu finden, waren im Ergebnis eher dürftig (vielleicht liegt es daran, dass ich nicht die richtigen Suchabfragen absetzte? Wo steht was über die zu verwendende Syntax?) und deswegen gibt es hier auch noch keine Einbindung ...

Zunächst suche ich nach einem kleinen Ort in Russland: Atkarsk (ca. 28.000 Einwohner) in der Nähe von Saratov. Dort wurde im Museum eine kleine Gedenkausstellung an das Leben und (musikalische) Wirken meines Vaters Hans Martin eingerichtet und ich wollte einen Eintrag zu Atkarsk in einem privaten Blog verlinken. Doch Fehlanzeige, die Wikipedia kennt den Ort nicht ... (generelle Erkenntnis mit Orten hat es die EB nicht so, u.a. kennt die EB die fränkische Stadt Würzburg nicht. Nach 10 Orten habe ich diesen Teil der Suche eingestellt.

Als nächstes suchte ich nach 'Karl Richter' Chorleiter, Dirigent, Organist und Cembalist ... und seinem Münchener Bach-Chor (Munich Bach-Choir) - in zahlreichen Wikipedia-Ausgaben mehr oder eher weniger [z.b. DE] beschrieben, um auf die EB im Blog Karl Richter in München zu verlinken. Wieder Fehlanzeige, dieser Karl Richter scheint der Britannica unbekannt ...

Hatte ich am Anfang versucht neumodische und Nicht-Print Begriffe außen vor zu lassen, die vielleicht noch nicht den Eintritt in die EB geschafft haben, war ich nach diesen (privaten) Sucherfolgen dann doch einmal neugierig. Kennt die EB Citizen Journalism, Placeblogs, Lead Generation, networked Journalism ... die Antwort ist, nein (nahe dran war ich am letzten Begriff im Britannica Blog bzw. Newspapers & the Net Forum, aber eben nur nahe dran...).

Das war wohl nichts. Bisher ...

Dass es auch auf der EB auch eine ganze Reihe von Typo's ("Ursprung der musicalisch-Bachiscen Familie") gibt, verschweige ich lieber, da bin ich deutlich "besser" ;-)

Mittwoch, März 19, 2008

State of the News Media 2008 (2)

I did not yet have time to read much from the detailed Report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism on The State of the News Media 2008, but Leonard Witt (PJNet), put yesterday published an interesting snippet:

"Increasingly, the newsroom is perceived as the more innovative and experimental part of the news industry. This appears truer in newspapers and Web sites than elsewhere. But still it represents a significant shift in the conversation. A decade ago, the newsroom was often regarded as the root of journalism’s disconnection from the public and its sagging reputation. “I think we may need to just blow up the culture of the newsroom,” one of the country’s more respected editors told a private gathering of industry leaders in 1997. Now the business side has begun to be identified as the problem area, the place where people are having the most difficulty changing. “My middle management in advertising and distribution is where I see the deer-in-the-headlights look,” one publisher recently told us. “Advertising doesn’t know how to start to cope,” said a major industry trade association leader. A survey of journalists from different media (being released with this year’s report) reinforces this sense. Majorities think such things as journalists writing blogs, the ranking of stories on their Web sites, citizens posting comments or ranking stories, even citizen news sites, are making journalism better — a perspective hard to imagine even a few years ago. These new technologies are seen as less a threat to values or a demand on time than a way to reconnect with audiences. News people also are less anxious about credibility, the focus of concern a few years ago. Their worries now are about money ..."

Is the pendulum swinging back?

We saw in publishing first the editor / journalist play the first violin, later the advertising people played in many publishing houses the first violin and were promoted (more often) to be the publisher, than distribution was key and more people from this faculty became their chance. Than and today unfortunately (in my opinion anyway) the financial people took over and ruined (and still ruin) the model of publishing in the midst of our society (most obvious in newspaper publishing, broadcasting).

Of course we have different stages a publisher a publishing venture is in and often the model is mixed anyway. But, if the pendulum would swing back ... wouldn't that be great for the readers, authors and the publisher, too?

Montag, März 17, 2008

The State of the US News Media 2008

The fifth edition of the Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism is out and available here.

A Year in the News
Intro | Newspapers | Online | Network | Cable | Radio | Ethnic | Top Line

Journalist Survey
Intro | Commentary | Findings | Top Line

Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Alternative Weeklies | Charts & Tables

Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Citizen Media | Charts & Tables

Network TV
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | News Magazines | Charts & Tables

Cable TV
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Alternative | Charts & Tables

Local TV
Intro | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Charts & Tables

Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Opinion Titles | Charts & Tables

Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Talk Radio | Charts & Tables

Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Black Press | Charts & Tables

Special Reports
The Future of Advertising | Public Attitudes | The Changing Newspaper Newsroom

From the Preface:
"Its goal is to gather in one place as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, to identify trends, mark key indicators, note areas for further inquiry and provide a resource for citizens, journalists and researchers.

For each area we have produced original research and aggregated existing data into a narrative. Statistical data also exists in an interactive format (see our index of charts), which allows users to customize their own graphics. This year, we also offer A Year in the News, a content analysis of more than 70,000 stories from 48 news outlets across five media sectors; a Survey of Journalists, produced with the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press; a Special Report on the Future of Advertising and a content study of Citizen Media Sites, 64 in 15 communities.

The study is the work of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a non political, non partisan research institute that is part of the Pew Research Center in Washington. The study is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and was produced with the help of a number of partners, including Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute and a host of industry readers.”

Highly recommended!

Earlier entry:
The State Of The (US) News Media 2007

Freitag, März 14, 2008

JEEcamp Live Coverage

auf ...

Check it out and partizipate!

The JEEcamp (UK) is an ‘unconference’ around journalism enterprise and entrepreneurship. Participants are from the national and regional press, tabloid and broadsheet, magazines, bloggers, freelancers, academics and journo startups. Un-organized by Paul Bradshaw (OJB)

(Tool / Provider Cover-It-Live)