Tag: journalism

Imagining the future of journalism

Just imagine if the victims at the World Trade Center or on the planes on 9/11 had been able to send video from their cell phones to YouTube, post statuses on Facebook, or tweet to their loved ones as the towers came down. What kind of horrific images and anguish from that day would be floating around the Internet? But none of those technologies or websites existed that sunny September day 10 years ago. That’s how fast technology is changing for those of us in journalism.

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Media beware: Government is coming to your rescue

Many people are concerned about the future of journalism, and how to help it survive. Now the Federal Trade Commission has gotten into the act.

What the heck is the Federal Trade Commission doing meddling in journalism? That’s what I asked when I first heard about it.

On Tuesday, the FTC gathered a high-powered group of experts who spent the day discussing how to rescue the failing media at the National Press Club in Washington. The whole thing was webcast.

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