[Re-] establishing the relevance of legacy news organizations

Robert G. Picard Friday, 29 March 2013 10:30
Legacy news organizations (newspapers, magazines, and broadcasters) are confronting three critical relevance challenges as the digital world matures: Changing business configurations and characteristics, declining value of traditional news and informational content, and unhealthy attitudes toward audiences. These challenges will need significant...
 

Will the next 10 years bring more of the same for journalists and journalism jobs?

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Wednesday, 02 January 2013 00:30
Will the next 10 years bring more of the same for journalists and journalism jobs?Will the next 10 years bring more of the same for journalists and journalism jobs? So, where do things stand for journalists who hope to earn a decent living for the foreseeable future? Internet-based companies have so far failed to create large numbers of journalism jobs. Newspapers, however, are still a leading employer of journalists and other people involved in the production and distribution of advertising, news and other ...
 

Division of Labor, Talent and Journalistic Branding

Robert G. Picard Monday, 31 December 2012 12:30
A clear divide exists between generic labor and talent in media companies and it is now increasingly dividing journalists. The divide initially appeared in the motion picture industry and moved into broadcasting as competition led companies to vie for the talented people—or at least those who could generate the largest audiences and revenue for m...
 

A quick note on how wages might be affected as computers do more and more journalism jobs

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:00
For readers interested in the larger implications of automating jobs that journalists and many other office workers do, I recommend this brief post by economist Paul Krugman.  It’s a bit technical, but if you work through it the point he is making should be clear.  If we are at the beginning of a widespread change that results in more and more ...