Stephen Wicker discusses "Internet Advertising: Technology, Ethics, and a Serious Difference of Opinion", a Review Article in the October 2017 CACM. View the video here.
So says Lincoln MillStein writing for E&P's Shoptalk. We say so too here at SCS and we are dedicated to helping you produce good journalism in print.
Don’t just blame the Internet for journalism’s decline. Old-fashioned capitalist greed also strangles newspapers.
If you love newspapers, and especially if you work for one, you will be angry when you read this article from The Nation.
This article written by Jim Conaghan for News Media Alliance shows that newspaper readers are not aging out of the market. As he says,
"There’s a myth that newspaper readers are greying. Data suggest this narrative is fatally flawed."
So what IS going on?
By: Matt DeRienzo
"What if every article included, template-style, a section on “how we reported this story,” explaining briefly how you found out about it (i.e., press release, government meeting agenda, driving by and noticing something, following up on an old topic), and “what/who our sources were” (with links to source documents, and explanation if using anonymous sources why you chose to and what precautions you took to ensure accuracy)?"
The full article from Editor & Publisher
Newspapers Deliver Across the Ages
nielsen Insights 12-15-2016
"Ever hear the phrase “print is dead”? Well if you check with almost 170 million Americans, they’d tell you that nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, a recent Nielsen Scarborough study found that more than 169 million adults in the U.S. read a newspaper in a month—whether it be in print, on a website or via mobile app. In total, newspapers reach 69% of the U.S. population in a given month."
Read the entire article.
By NICHOLAS FANDOS
Entire article in The New York Times
Here's the start:
It did not take long after election night for the donations to start pouring in to America’s nonprofit journalism organizations.
Almost a month later, the money keeps coming, in $10 and $20 and sometimes hundreds of dollars or more from small donors all over the country.
At the Center for Public Integrity in Washington and its international investigative arm, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, individual donations are up about 70 percent compared to the same period last year.
Jack Shafer | Politico October 18, 2016
Read the full article
Here is the start:
What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong?
What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars? What if the industry should have stuck with its strengths—the print editions where the vast majority of their readers still reside and where the overwhelming majority of advertising and subscription revenue come from—instead of chasing the online chimera?
That’s the contrarian conclusion I drew from a new paper written by H. Iris Chyi and Ori Tenenboim of the University of Texas and published this summer in Journalism Practice. Buttressed by copious mounds of data and a rigorous, sustained argument, the paper cracks open the watchworks of the newspaper industry to make a convincing case that the tech-heavy Web strategy pursued by most papers has been a bust. The key to the newspaper future might reside in its past and not in smartphones, iPads and VR. “Digital first,” the authors claim, has been a losing proposition for most newspapers.
These findings matter because conventional newspapers, for all their shortcomings, remain the best source of information about the workings of our government, of industry, and of the major institutions that dominate our lives. They still publish a disproportionate amount of the accountability journalism available, a function that’s not being fully replaced by online newcomers or the nonprofit entities that have popped up. If we give up the print newspaper for dead, accepting its demise without a fight, we stand to lose one of the vital bulwarks that protect and sustain our culture."
One of our core values (SCS's) is helping to preserve newspapers to hold the powerful accountable. We also think that unthinking abandonment of the print product to produce only digital content is a faulty business model. We encourage our customers to preserve both publication environments.
Link from E&P to the article
published by the Committee to Protect Journalists
Should There be Legislation in Place Preventing Politicians from Banning the Press?
published by E&P