Journalism is not dying, just born again From: Politablog.com

- 40% of editorial rooms dropped since 2000

From; Playground.net

- Almost 7 out of 10 Americans do not trust the mass media

“We ‘journalists’ know what is best so quit complaining. And will you quit saying that I look like Gadafi’s twin sister!” From Bishasia.blogspot.com

Revenues are moving from print to digital

From: Pew Research Center

New White Elephant in the Room

360webpointer.com

Facebook

1.86 billion monthly active Facebook users

1.23 billion daily active users log onto Facebook

1.15 billion mobile daily active users

According with Zephoria, a digital marketing company.

From: PictoVista.blogspot.com

Native digital on Facebook #'s

Huffington Post: 9,341,029 total page likes

BuzzFee: 9,908,015 total page likes

Vox: 1,414,129

Traditional media on Facebook #'s

CNN: 27,231,058 total page likes

Los Angeles Times: 2,625,699 total page likes

New York Times: 13,788,946 total page likes

62% of Americans get their news from social media

The good news is that according with Lance Bennett, author of 'The Politics of Illusion': 80% of people still get some news directly from traditional news organizations.

In other words, native digital is making more money from the content the traditional media produces; while the traditional press is decreasing, the native digital is flourishing.

Niemanlab.org

-Robots: several newspapers and magazines are already using algorithms to write a story

From: NiemanLab.com

For better or worse, in several editorial departments of newspapers and magazines they are already using the algorithms to investigate and write stories.

In 2012, Narrative Science was born with the idea that it will save companies more time so their reporters and/or staff will be able to focus on other more important things, they emphasized.

The same year Forbes.com bought the product to write financial forecasts. A year later, Los Angeles Times published its first story written by an algorithm with a program designed by Ken Schwencke.

“A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning seven miles from San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Temblor occurred at 5:28 a.m. PST at a depth of 3.7 miles” (Los Angeles Times, 2013)

Kristian Hammond, Narrative Science’s chief scientist and co-founder said to the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, he believes that before the year 2030, 90% of the news stories will be written by robots.

As a reporter the challenge today is trust, more jobs, new tech tools to engage and compete in social media, and robots… What can we do?

-Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a system for raising money among family, friends, social media friends, readers, clients or general public, according with fundable.com

The majority of funded projects over the seven-year time period, 71%, were produced by individuals not tied to any journalistic organization – either alone (43%) or as a part of a small group (29%): Pew RC

Crowdfunding sounds great, but the industry cannot depend on the good will of the people and corporations in order to function and do one of the most important roles in society: inform and investigate.

- How are paywalls or membership schemes doing?

From: Magbuzz.de

In October 5, 2015, the New York Times reached 1.1 million subscribers on the internet.

The success for paywalls still remains to be seen. One of the problems is that people are not used to paying for something that they use to get for free. It will take time, but in the future, the only way to get good content will be by paying for it, according with Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute. He says the quality of the media will be as good as people demand it.

- What about the nonprofit model?

  • 172 organizations founded since 1987 in the USA.
  • All states except one have at least one nonprofit organization that focuses on journalism.
  • Most of them specialized on journalism niches and they do not follow the mainstream media.
  • A great number of those organizations (62% out of 92 that answered the survey) received big support from grants, but many of those (only 28%) got their contract renewed.

Diversify revenue (no model yet)

  • 58% out of the 92 organizations depend on three major sources: grants, individual donors, advertising, media partnership and events.
  • But, about half of those (92) still depend on one single donor: grants.
  • Only 1/3 of the 172 are independent; most of them depend on a second organization.

Inside the News Room

- Crowdsourcing, bloggers and citizen journalism have to be included

Bloggers

The Sun Herald in Mississippi: The South Mississippi paper’s hurricane blog is up-to-date, relevant and sees heavy traffic with people giving information on shelters, medical aid, relief operation and mobile kitchens among other things.
NPR Blog: National Public Radio has also dedicated a blog to the coverage of the hurricane, and updates regularly with the latest news. The blogs are updated daily, providing both a general overview of the situation as well as individual stories.

According with the PewRC

From: Dean1414/citizen-journalism

- Cannot be forgotten

From: elestimulo.com

- Five core values of journalism

  • Accuracy
  • Independence
  • Impartiality
  • Humanity
  • Accountability

By Aidan White, Director of Ethical Journalism Network

Is Journalism dying?

From: Brucesallan.com

Journalism is dead when we don't report with honesty and try to manipulate the information

From: Raymondpronk.wordpress.com

Journalism is dead when we ignore the community we serve

Journalism is dead when the 'least trusted' network finds out that Trump is good for business and decides to keep him on the screen 24/7

From: New York Post

According with Standard Media Index (SMI) in 2016

  • CNN increased revenue 58% - from $19M to $536M
  • MSNBC increased revenue 48% - from $71M to $219M
  • Fox News increased 26% - reaching a total of revenue to $621M

Journalism is dead when we as journalists decide to be partial, serving the people in power (private or public), or favor one group instead to be as objective as a reporter can be. Journalism is dead when media corporations decide to pay somebody millions of dollars to report propaganda and mislead its audience but sells the product as news.

Journalism will be dead if you let them die. You decide!

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