Are we creating news literacies through these sorts of experiences: * An exploration of blogs and the concept of "voice" * Comparisons of bias in CNN reporter blogs * Contrasting YouTube reportage to mainstream media * Finding podcasts and comparing it to radio circa 1964, 1984, and 2004 * Comparing print and online editions * Assembling our own personal papers online * Learning RSS and aggregators * Discussing the effect of search engine optimization on news (Is the Chinese wall between news and advertising sales irretrievably gone?) * Discussing the role of collaborative tagging and newsfeeds * Checking out new feed and tagging tools such as Google News, Digg, Delicious, etc. * Describing the business and revenue models of online and print - ads, sponsorships, subscriptions, links, etc. [...] that's what I'm thinking about as I write this at the end of 2008.
THE PIPELINE by Stephen Abram Vice President of Innovation SirsiDynix Corp. Preparing for the New Media Literacies WELL, the times they are a- bune, among others, move into changin’ again. We are seeing a sea bankruptcy protection. We’ve seen change in how people around the The New York Times go through se- world receive their news. We’ve vere financial pain, offering to When we think seen this before. While no one liv- mortgage or to sell its new Man- ing today recalls a world without hattan headquarters. The Christ- newspapers, there are people alive ian Science Monitor is discontinu- about our learners’ who recall a time before radio news ing its paper edition this year. The and television newscasts. There are January 2009 issue of PC Magazine and our communities’ people alive today who remember will be its last in print, going online when there were many newspapers only in 2009. Mass layoffs continue in town and not just the one local in the book, news, magazine, and ability to receive and paper that is the norm today. Most other media industries as advertis- of us recall a world without nation- ing markets soften. Even National al cable news, CNN, and USA TO- Public Radio has been affected. filter news on a DAY. We can’t neglect to remember In addition, hand-held devices the role of news magazines in the such as the Kindle and iRex are local, national, and past as well, such as TIME and turning into wireless news subscrip- Newsweek. Each of these evolu- tion tools. One report (www.editor tionary moments in the world of andpublisher.com/eandp/news/arti international scale, news caused us to adapt and adopt cle_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=100 multiple ways of getting our daily 3918781) put out by financial ratings local, national, and international firm Fitch predicted that by 2010, are we preparing news fix. I’ll admit here that I am some cities will not have daily print a complete news junkie; I read 2–5 newspapers. “Fitch believes more them with the skills papers a day while listening to newspapers and newspaper groups CNN and other TV news channels. will default, be shut down and be liq- I also, of course, receive enough uidated in 2009 and several cities they need? newsfeeds in my RSS reader and could go without a daily print local email to choke a horse, or a modem. newspaper by 2010.” As for broad- In r
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