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For my students… Readings, questions on the life, death and structure of newsrooms in the age of new media….

Here are some excellent articles, blog posts, websites, etc… that offer a variety of perspectives and discussions about the structure of newsrooms, who does what, what changes are needed to remake the traditional reporting structures into new media models. Take a look and see what sparks your interest.

These are just a few examples of hundreds of interesting articles, posts, etc… written about the transformation of newspapers and print media into the digital age. It’s a crucial part of any discussion or class on reporting. Where will we do this reporting and how must it change? MUST it change? What is lost in the new media model? What is gained? WHO is a “real” reporter these days? Are bloggers reporters? What skills are now required? What should we value or require to trust those gathering information?

Mon, Apr 13, 2009 — News without newspapers
Interesting story in the Media section of The New York Times today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/technology/start-ups/13hyperlocal.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers
“By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and BRAD STONE
Published: April 12, 2009

http://www.journalism.org/node/11961

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090406/nichols_mcchesney

http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.com/2008/narrative_newspapers_intro.php?cat=0&media=4

http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/090328-181359

http://www.timporter.com/firstdraft/archives
/000405.html http://www.megantaylor.org/wordpress/2008/04/04/convergence-and-newsroom-structure/

http://newsvideographer.com/2008/03/06/down-with-the-traditional-newsroom-structure/

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