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03
Set
09

Portugal: Newspapers sales drop | Vendas de Jornais descem

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Latest circulation data made available for portuguese newspapers reflect the global trend of declining sales. Finance editions increase number of copies though. Is it the crisis?

The Portuguese Circulation Control Association (APCT) revealed this week the circulation numbers regarding the first six months of the current year. Comparing to the same period last year, the picture is quite grim: most newspapers have decreased their sales, apart from the specialized financial editions that had a rise in demand. The overall drop in the portuguese market reaches the 7,6%.

The most notorious decrease in sales belongs to Diário de Notícias, that “stopped investing in promotional marketing last March, in a cost reduction strategy to face  the difficult economical moment  worldwide press is going through“.

Comparing the January/June window of ‘08 with 2009’s, there were sold, in average, less  26 174 newspaper copies, daily.

Os últimos dados das tiragens de jornais portugueses  reflectem a tendência global de quebra nas vendas. As edições financeiras, no entanto, subiram o número de  exemplares. Será da crise?

A Associção Portuguesa de Controle de Tiragem (APCT) revelou esta semana os números referentes aos primeiros seis meses deste ano. Comparando com o mesmo período do ano passado, o quadro é bastante negro: a maioria dos jornais diminuiu as suas vendas, com excepção das publicações financeiras, que tiveram um aumento na procura. A quebra global do mercado português atinge os 7,6%.

A descida mais notória é a do Diário de Notícias, que “em Março deixou de investir em marketing promocional numa estratégia de redução de custos face ao difícil momento económico que está a afectar a imprensa a nível mundial“.

Relativamente ao período de Janeiro/Junho de 2008, em 2009 venderam-se, em média, menos 26 174 jornais por dia.

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02
Fev
09

Top5: Most annoying discussions | Discussões mais irritantes

The Death of Newspapers | A morte dos Jornais

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Mondays make me grumpy. I think most of you feel the same. So i’m taking this grumpiness and make it work in my favour and start here a long planned series of five posts about some discussions that despite being meaningful and needed in many ways are starting to get on my nerves. And  to take the bull by the horns, i’ll be starting with the biggest one.

The death of Newspapers

The real issue: old media vs new media. Like in many other debates, sometimes the real issue is hidden under a pile of arguments that aren’t the ones that really matter. So, it bothers me when some confuse the package with what’s inside. The Death of the Newspapers should not be  about format. The printed paper is the package, and the news are the gift. The problem is that the whole business was supported by the wrapping paper, and with the internet, all that was left was the contents, that became more appealing, and easier, faster, cheaper to get.

The debate still revolves too much  around the format, and there is a bulk of reasoning based on the superiority of the paper. The advantage of that format is that it made money. Well, some money. And because of the webgeist, it is more difficult to generate revenue teaching the old tricks to a new dog, and when those tricks failed they blamed it on Craigslist. This is ridiculous, because there are countries where Craigslist has no relevance whatsoever and the newspapers face the same problem. The secret was not on the classified ads. What other reasons are to it then?

Management failed miserably in some fundamental points: concentrated only in one activity, but performed badly, being lazy shovelling press releases and wire as news, creating a detached reality from the readers’. They succumbed to outside influence, and when independent bloggers caught media  in their biased views and dirty little secrets, the audience turned to what they felt it was more reliable. They scorned the intelligence of their readers, and underestimated the importance of the new medium. Newspapers were arrogant. So the fault is part theirs.

Unlike any other medium, newspapers are the purest players: most of TV and Radio rely heavily on entertainment. So this granted them the keys to their own Ivory Tower. Unfortunately to some, they only opened the door from the outside.

There is a crisis out there, which is economical, social, educational, cultural. Let me rephrase that, and substitute “crisis” for “revolution“. Like in any other revolution the ones who adapt faster to the new order survive. Newspapers  and their professionals are having a hard time to adjust, because they are still trying to save paper. That should not be a subject to be harping on, because paper will live a long time, in different models, frequency, looks, content, but there will always be an audience for paper. Don’t mix  up a combustible material with fuel for the mind. News is the most important part of “newspaper”. Fortunately there has been some effort : “Management structures and sales practices are also changing, with the emphasis on fewer executives and more soldiers in the trenches.”

This issue also hides a fear: can journalism die? Which sometimes means “can i lose my status”? This question was posed by some journalists, in their long, sleepless nights. Unfortunately, the question became to “will i keep my job?“. Journalism won’t die even if all the journalists disappeared from the face of the earth overnight, so we are dispensable, no matter how bad some might take this. Yes, journalists are mere mortals. Like Charlie Beckett put it, “Journalism likes to think it is a superhero when it is really Clark Kent.” A professional is someone who makes a living using a specific set of skills and knowledge. This both includes journalists and lumberjacks.

What worries me is that this debate is kept between journalists, users/readers, academics, but seldom we have a newspaper manager participating, they’re the ones who can really do something (well, not really). My only doubt is if that is a symptom or a cause.

Now that i blew off some steam about it, i just want to say that there are a lot of well meaning professionals trying to deliver and evolve while riding the wild juggernaut that is the news industry. The survival of the business is not in question, but some doors will close, it’s up to the companies to reinvent themselves as they stick to the original plan: to inform their communities, whether in analog or digital, because that is their role.

Estou sempre irritado às Segundas. Acho que a maioria sabe do que falo. Por isso vou usar esta irritação e pô-la a trabalhar em meu favor, e começar hoje uma série de posts há muito planeada sobre algumas discussões que, apesar de profundas e necessárias, já me começam a chatear. E para pegar o bicho de caras, vou começar pela maior.

A Morte dos Jornais

A verdadeira discussão: media tradicionais versus novos media.  Como em qualquer outra discussão, por vezes o verdadeiro tema está escondido debaixo de uma pilha de argumentos, que nem são os mais importantes. Por isso incomoda-me quando alguns confundem o embrulho com o que está lá dentro. A Morte dos Jornais não devia ser sobre o formato. O papel impresso é o embrulho e as notícias o presente. O problema é que o negócio inteiro era financiado pelo papel de embrulho, e, com a internet, só sobrou o conteúdo, agora mais apelativo, mais barato, rápido e fácil de obter.

O debate ainda anda muito à volta do formato, e existe uma quantidade enorme de raciocínio que se apoia numa superioridade do papel. A vantagem desse formato era que fazia dinheiro. Bem, algum. E por causa do webgeist, é difícil criar receita ensinando os velhos truques a um cão novo, e quando esses truques falharam culparam a Craigslist. Isto é ridículo, porque há países onde a Craigslist não tem expressão nenhuma, e os jornais têm os mesmos problemas. O segredo não estava nos classificados. Então que outras razões temos?

A gestão falhou redondamente em alguns pontos fundamentais: concentraram-se apenas numa actividade, mas mal, ao serem preguiçosos  a despejar press releases e takes de agências, e criando uma realidade longe da dos leitores. Sucumbiram a influências externas e quando bloggers independentes apanharam os media nas suas visões parciais e segredinhos sujos, o público virou-se para o que lhes pareceu mais fiável. Desprezaram a inteligência dos seus leitores e menosprezaram a importância dos novos meios. Os jornais foram arrogantes. Parte da culpa é deles.

Ao contrário de qualquer outro meio, os jornais são jogadores puros: a maior parte da TV e da Rádio baseia-se em entretenimento. Isto deu-lhes as chaves para a sua própria Torre de Marfim. Infelizmente para alguns, apenas abriam a porta do lado de fora.

Há uma crise lá fora, que é económica, social, educacional, cultural. Deixem-me reformular, e substituir “crise” por “revolução“. Como em qualquer revolução, os que se adaptam à nova ordem sobrevivem. Os jornais e os  seus profissionais estão a ter dificuldades em ajustar-se, porque ainda estão a tentar salvar o papel. Não devia ser esse o seu cavalo de batalha, porque o papel vai durar ainda muito tempo, em modelos diferentes, frequência, aspecto, conteúdo, mas há-de sempre haver um público para o papel. Não confundam o material que arde com o que nos alimenta as ideias. As notícias são a parte mais importante de um jornal. Felizmente há quem se esforce: “As estruturas de gestão e práticas de venda também estão a mudar, com ênfase em menos executivos e mais soldados nas trincheiras”

Este assunto também esconde um medo: pode o jornalismo morrer? O que por vezes significa”posso perder o meu estatuto”? Esta pergunta era colocada às vezes por alguns jornalistas em noites de insónia. Infelizmente, tornou-se em “será que vou manter o emprego”? O jornalismo não morria nem que todos os jornalistas desaparecessem da face da terra de um dia para o outro, por isso somos dispensáveis, por mais que alguns de vocês levem isto a mal. Sim, os jornalistas são meros mortais. Como disse o Charlie Beckett,  “o jornalismo gosta de pensar que é um super-herói quando na realidade é o Clark Kent”. Um profissional é quem ganha a vida recorrendo a um conjunto específico de aptidões e conhecimentos. Isto inclui jornalistas e madeireiros.

O me preocupa é que este debate é mantido entre jornalistas, utilizadores/leitores, académicos, mas raramente temos alguém da direcção de um jornal como interlocutor, eles é que podem realmente fazer alguma coisa (bem, nem por isso). A minha única dúvida é se isto é um sintoma ou uma causa.

Agora que já desabafei um bocado, gostaria de dizer que há um monte de profissionais bem intencionados que procuram cumprir e evoluir enquanto vão em cima do rolo compressor que é a indústria de informação. A sobrevivência do negócio não está em causa, mas algumas portas irão fechar, cabe às empresas reinventarem-se e ao mesmo tempo manter-se fiéis ao plano inicial: informar as suas comunidades, seja de forma analógica ou digital, porque esse é o seu verdadeiro papel.

Here’s some advice | Alguns conselhos

READ ALSO ABOUT THE OTHERS | LEIAM TAMBÉM SOBRE AS OUTRAS

Bloggers vs Journalists | Bloggers vs Jornalistas

Citizen Journalism | Jornalismo do Cidadão

Death of the blogosphere | Morte da Blogosfera

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26
Jan
09

Links for today | Links para hoje

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Twitter is increasingly being used by journalists to make contacts and track news events, but the Twitter user-interface (UI) itself is pretty limited making it difficult to track conversations. Fortunately its open API structure and the ability to subscribe to various types of RSS feeds from Twitter means there are a number of ways to track a ‘buzz’ around an event or specific conversations.

Okay first read this article on CNN about the new whitehouse.gov website, okay you can actually just skim the article and skip to the last three paragraphs. Yes, that’s me being quoted in that article, and yes you are correct that quote makes no sense. What the bleep was I talking about? Perhaps like many stories in the world of journalsim this is partly a story of being misquoted, but there is actually more to it than this. The way the reporter found me, and the context surrounding said quote, while perhaps not a unique story, is certainly illustrative of several trends and problems with old journalism, and perhaps more germanae to this audience, it is a telling story about the future of media and the importance of social networks.

It’s easy to take good video for granted until you’ve seen bad video: the poorly shot, poorly lit, shaky kind that makes any viewer cringe. Here are some of the worst offenses in videography:

1. Everything looks blue or orange

Video shot outdoors looks blue, while video shot indoors is a puke-colored orange.

Solution: Off-color video is often a result of unbalanced color temperature (see an example here). Use the camera’s white balance feature — usually a single button or found in the features menu — to counteract the offending color.

Video is one of those new practices we have to get used to as newspaper journalists now working in a Web 2.0 world. One of the key issues is the quality of the video. Do we always need slick, television-style video, which require more specialized skills, or will our community accept “rougher” video, made by amateurs using less sophisticated cameras?

At the Belgian business newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo we use five main video techniques now: prosumer cameras, consumer-type camcorders, Seesmic (webcams) and Flip cameras, and two Sony cameras on a fixed installation for interviews in the center of the newsroom.

I will briefly discuss who is doing what with which cameras, concluding with some issues we are debating these days.

I came across a tweet by Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn in which he mentioned revising the commenting guidelines for his blog. So I wanted to find how what he changed, how, and why.

“Back in October, I quit comments altogether (the guidelines were short: “Comments are not posted immediately. We review them first in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, irrelevancies and unfair attacks. Thank you for your patience.” (That is) still found on many other Trib Blogs).

I reinstated with the New Year an open comments policy, no pre-review, but here are my rules.”

The New York Times Company (NYT) needs a long-term plan.  Current management doesn’t seem to have one, so it’s up to us.

Here’s what we would do if Arthur Sulzberger called and invited us to succeed Janet Robinson as CEO.  (Bear in mind that we’re not privvy to the detailed numbers Janet has, so we reserve the right to change our minds).

Our Plan To Fix The New York Times

  1. Cut costs 40% by 2010.
  2. Continue to raise print subscription prices
  3. Explore charging an online subscription fee

Journalism is our core business.

Period.

Journalists and the newsroom are at the heart of our company.

But, yes, they can and must be more efficient.

New working flows are needed, like new open space and multimedia integrated newsroom facilities.

Train them to serve not just readers but new audiences and communities.

More editing is mpre important than more pages.

This is time for Journalism Caviar.

We need selective and relevant newspapers.

Paté newspapers, not pottage newspapers.

Around the multimedia blogosphere, the January doldrums seem to have kicked in. My usual inspirational haunts like Newsvideographer.com, Teaching Online Journalism, Multimediashooter.com have all slowed their publishing cycles. Even my own blog is in need of a New Year’s kick-start. With all the newspaper layoffs last year, over 28,000 from one count, I’m sensing a definite decrease in the multimedia mojo I felt just a year ago. Even the NPPA Monthly Multimedia Contest I run had the lowest amount of entries ever this month.

This is a quote taken from a conversation I had with a lawyer about her consumption of news:

“The problem is you people in the media are stuck in your own little world and forget that we’re also quite busy in our own little world and we don’t have time to keep up with what you’re doing.”

21
Jan
09

Links for today | Links para hoje

That myth is essentially that every reader of a publication – not just buyer but alleged reader – is exposed to every ad. So every advertiser is charged for every reader of every ad. Great while it lasted, eh?

But the internet punctured that illusion because on the web, advertisers pay only for the ads a reader sees (and, in many cases, clicks on). So online, a paper or magazine can no longer charge every advertiser for every reader. This has exposed the essential inefficiency of print advertising (like TV advertising that is ignored or skipped). But it shows the inherent efficiency of online advertising.

Newspaper companies need to turn the tide and turn it fast if they want to stay in business at all. It’s time to go on the offensive and renovate their businesses around the changing needs and demands of their customers. The difficulty lies in that much of their future may not involve paper, and the industry is having a hard time changing its name.

If they don’t, they will become what the railroad industry became. The railroads could have survived as major players in the business of transporting people, had they believed they were in the transportation business, not the train business. They would have invested in cars, buses and airplanes. But they didn’t, and while there remains a railroad industry today, it’s much smaller and less significant than it was.

The fully loaded cost of a great reporter doing great work, then, falls somewhere in the $180,000 range:

$130,000 salary and benefits
$4,800 a year in subscriptions and other information sources
$2,500 a month in travel
$1,250 a month in legal and insurance coverage
$179,800 total, and that’s before the cost of IT, telecom and office space


I’m not (that) interested (today) in trying to figure out what revenue, then, will support major metro newspapers online.  When a major city loses its last print edition, it will be because it has already been replaced, in terms of reporting, advertising, commentary, and yes, journalism, by (mostly) smaller organizations.

And by definition, I expect a newspaper.com in a no-print city to look and feel infinitely different than it does now, to be a distributed news service, the sum of dozens of tiny parts, a portal to a wide variety of platforms where bits of news pushed out and pulled in.

(Right, so again, these are all the things I’m not going to talk about today. Right. Sure.)

My question, then, is how to support a small, agile, online-only news organization.

In Roanoke, the journalists grouped the pressure points into three categories: How to use Facebook and MySpace as a reporting tool, how to use the sites as a promotional tool and finally, how to balance your personal and professional images.

As a reporting tool, it’s easy to argue that Facebook, MySpace and Twitter instantly connect journalists to stories that in the past would have taken days or weeks to surface. Last year, the Orlando Sentinel discovered a Facebook group devoted to the lack of water at the University of Central Florida’s brand new football stadium. The group provided immediate access to dozens of sources who’d experienced firsthand the opening game in 95-degree heat.

90% of startups fail.

It’s kind of crazy that entrepreneurs think that their vision and their idea is the “right” one.  What qualifies them to know what will work?  Why don’t digital and tech entrepreneurs test their ideas before they waste money and countless hours building a product that’s not needed?  I call this the “me too” syndrome that is so prevalent on the west coast <cough> Silicon Valley…

TweetNews keeps an eye on Yahoo News and compares its headlines with which news stories are culling links on Twitter updates. A story’s popularity amongst the tweeting masses will push it up farther on TweetNews. There’s no landing page full of links, though, just search functionality. You can see the Twitter updates each result is pulling from in a drop-down box, and the absolutely minimal site loads seriously fast.

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15
Jan
09

Local mistakes revisited | Erros no local revisitados

New layout, old mistakes | Novo aspecto, erros antigos

New layout, old mistakes | Novo aspecto, erros antigos

Last April i wrote a post about the policy of one of the biggest regional newspapers in my residence area, and how it was plain online suicide. Back then i also said it was a great opportunity for the competition. Well, it was not well taken.

Diário de Coimbra’s website got a facelift, but let me count the ways it was just a skin deep operation.

1-The announcement of the makeover is made on a post dated from January 2nd. Two weeks later, the transition still continues, with lots of features not working yet. Poor planning or a taste for improvising?

2-The change in the layout is poor,and it has the image-reflected-equals-2.0 vibe. Useless, and ugly.

3- In the new visible features we have a Sapo news scroller (which i believe to be a part of an arrangement between the portal and news outlets) and a audio player to listen to a local radio. That’s as far multimedia goes. And a weather thingy.

4-Readers can sign in,though i really don’t know what they get by doing it. The interaction resumes to comments, polls, and a brand new (inactive) forum.

5-They’re using Joomla, a CMS i know rather well, and use all the time in my part time occupation as a website builder. With the proper planning i’d build this website in three days, with a better looking template, and it would cost them around 500€.  It would be up and running after one week. Devising a strategy for the online would cost about as much,if i was the one doing it (my fees are low for now). I wonder how did it cost this new look.

6-Diário de Coimbra belongs to a larger group that includes local radios, as we’ve seen before, and three other newspapers: Diário de Aveiro, Diário de Leiria, Diário de Viseu. Click through to see which one is getting a makeover too. Instead of using one website, that would use cookies to define which local version would appear to each user, they have four different , separate versions for each one of them. This is not a cost effective solution, and it is not taking advantage of the editorial possibilities since these newspapers  cover close realities and markets, but the news can only be found in the respective websites, instead of crossing over into the others.

7-Good things: a RSS icon (though i bet they didn’t know what’s the use for it) , and the will to renew their web presence. It’s a pity that this will is mislead. Fine feathers make fine birds, but nothing is fine here. There’s nothing new, there’s no strategy, just the inability to understand how media is evolving.

About the other newspaper that made me write the first post, well, nothing has changed really. But i believe i’ll be doing some posting about it soon…

Em Abril passado, escrevi um post sobre a política de um dos maiores regionais da minha área de residência, e como era simplesmente suicídio. Nessa altura também disse que era uma grande oportunidade para a concorrência. Pelos vistos, mal aproveitada.

O site do Diário de Coimbra foi renovado, mas deixem-me vos explicar como continua tudo na mesma.

1- O anúncio da renovação vem num post datado de 2 de Janeiro. Duas semanas mais tarde, a transição ainda continua, com muitas aplicações ainda sem funcionar. Falta de planeamento  ou feito em cima do joelho?

2- A mudança gráfica é pobre, e usa o conceito da imagem-reflectida-para-parecer-2.0. Inútil e feio.

3- Nas novas aplicações visíveis temos um scroller de notícias da Sapo (creio eu que ao abrigo de um acordo entre o portal e o jornais regionais) e um leitor áudio para ouvir uma rádio local. É o multimédia que há. E uma coisa para o tempo.

4-Os leitores podem fazer inscrever-se no site, mas não sei o que ganham com isso. A interacção resume-se aos comentários, sondagens, e um novíssimo (e inactivo) fórum.

5- Eles estão a usar o Joomla, um CMS que conheço bastante bem e que uso na mior parte das vezes no meu parte-time como trolha de websites. Com a devida planificação, fazia este site em três dias, com um template mais catita, por 500€. Ficava pronto a funcionar ao fim de uma semana. Definir uma estratégia para o online custava-lhes outro tanto, se fosse eu a fazê-la (ainda levo barato). Nem imagino quanto custou este novo look.

6-O Diário de Coimbra pertence a um grupo que inclui uma rádio local, como já vimos e três outros jornais: Diário de Aveiro, Diário de Leiria, Diário de Viseu. Cliquem nos links para ver quem é que está também a ser renovado. Em vez de usarem um só website, que usaria cookies para definir qual das versões locais apareceria para cada utilizador, eles têm quatro versões diferentes e separadas para cada um. Esta não é uma solução financeiramente eficaz, já que estes jornais cobrem realidades e mercados relativamente próximos, mas as notícias só se encontram nos respectivos websites, em vez de transitar e aparecer nos outros.

7-Coisas boas: um icon de RSS (embora aposte que não saibam para que serve), e a vontade de renovar a sua presença na web. É pena é que essa vontade seja mal orientada. O hábito faz o monge,mas aqui não faz um bom site. Não há nada de novo, não há uma estratégia, só a  incapacidade de compreender como os media estão a evoluir.

Quanto ao outro jornal que provocou o primeiro post, bem, nada mudou entretanto. Mas acredito que irei escrever um post sobre eles em breve…

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14
Jan
09

Links for today | Links para hoje

If you’re editing a news site, are you publishing what users want or what you have?

Assuming you have what users want, are you organizing it the way your users would want it organized? Or is it organized based on some legacy notion like print sections? Or worse, is it displayed based on the org chart?

Startup news sites are fighting an uphill battle against established media brands. But one advantage they have is the ability to put the user first in their content and layout decisions, without the burden of prior procedures.

I only need to look at the increase of twitter followers, new blogs and fresh faces that have appeared since christmas to know that journalists are really fired up about online. They love twitter and blogging and RSS. Once they get excited by slideshows or video or maps they want to try them.  The avalaunche of new apps that appear on the web news of which spread through their newly followed feeds appear as a tweet are the biggest most exciting toy box imaginable. They have stories they want to tell.

Then they go in the office and it grinds to a halt.

That great stuff they tried on their blog the night before needs a form signed in triplicate, a request to central support and good dollop of patience. By then the stories dead and a little bit of the excitment has died with them.

Things were simpler a decade and a half ago, when the three daily newspapers that landed on my doorstep (all paid for) were what I needed.

Not any more. For any given story, other than perhaps the truly local, there are dozens of sources and there’s no single source that covers it best day in and day out. When I’m following a story, I’ll go through as many as a dozen websites and, for different stories, they are not always the same ones.

I’m hardly unique. Increasingly, it’s the way people inform themselves. And that’s where part of the idea of paying for the news breaks down substantially. How many subscriptions should have to I buy to cover the part-time creation of value?

As newspapers struggle to sell their content, which in most cases can be found online for free, David Carr of The New York Times asks why the news industry as not followed Apple’s model for iTunes.

itunes-scrn.jpgThe iTunes online music store sold more than 2.4 billion tracks last year, according to the NYT.  The most important thing to retain from this number, according to Carr, is that “Apple has been able to charge for content in the first place,” even though music can be downloaded for free online (illegally, of course).

Their success is a combination of an easy user interface, cooperation within the music industry and a solid business model.  The question is can the model be transplanted?

If you run a website you’re going to want to manage your content. You might use an Enterprise CMS, an open source CMS, a blogging platform or a bespoke app, and as you might expect at the BBC the same rules apply. Except some of us have been trying out something a bit different — using the web as a content management system.

3. That there is a difference between link journalism and ‘cut and paste’ journalism (aka plagiarism).

4. That your readers are smarter than you think. In fact, many are smarter than you – they know more than you do.

5. That churnalism is much easier to spot online. If you do this regularly, your readers are already on to you – merely re-writing press releases without bringing anything to the table no longer cuts it.

Before you read any further, you need to know that I am a strong supporter of the Palestinians who thinks the state of Israel is an imperialist construct and an outpost of American projected military power in the Middle East. I’ve come to the conclusion that journalists have a moral responsibility to say as much and to predicate all their reporting of the current Gaza conflict, as well as coverage of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and the associated “terror frame” of news analysis on this controversial starting point.

In other words, I believe in what Martin Bell calls the “journalism of attachment”, rather than feeble attempts at objectivity, which is, in and of itself, a form of inbuilt and largely unconscious bias.

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Out
08

Conferência novos modelos de negócio | New business models summit

New Business Models for News Summit

Jeff Jarvis organizou na CUNY a segunda conferência dedicada a novos modelos de negócio para o jornalismo.  Para quem não se podia deslocar a Nova Iorque para assistir à conferência, havia sempre a possibilidade de ver tudo online e em directo. Não viram? Está tudo aqui, on demand. Bom fim de semana.

Jeff Jarvis organized at CUNY the second conference dedicated to new business models for news. For those who weren’t able to go to New York to attend to the summit, there was always the chance to watch the whole thing  live online. You missed it? Don’t worry, it’s all here, on demand. Have a nice weekend.

The day begins with informational and perhaps inspirational talks from people who are creating and implementing new models. Samir Arora of Glam and Tom Evslin of Fractals of Change will talk about new network models for media and business in the connected internet. Edward Roussel of the Telegraph and Dave Morgan of Tennis (and founder of Tacoda) will explore new structures for news companies – e.g., spinning off or outsourcing what once were core tasks but are now costs burdens, such as distribution, production, and even sales.

We will have two lightning rounds of presentations by entrepreneurs and executives who are executing new models. We will list those on the agenda.

In the afternoon, we will move into Aspen-Institute-like sessions in five groups, each charged with coming back with specific models, suggestions, and needs:

* Network models for news

* New structures for news organizations

* New structures for news operations (newsrooms), including new efficiencies and new focus leading to new job descriptions.

* New revenue models for news – advertising and more and what is needed to support these new models

* Public support for journalism – there are no white knights but can the public (in the form of foundations, corporations, and individual contributions) help support elements of journalism?

The groups’ leaders and rappateurs will return to a closing plenary session to share their work. And then we break out the well-deserved wine.

About The New Business Models for News Summit

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