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Rethinking journalism by putting community needs first

Rethinking journalism by putting community needs first

Journalists, it is time to rethink your role in life. Jeff Jarvis, journalism professor at City University of New York (CUNY), thinks the business model of mass media is dead. The audience is no longer a mass, but a community. “We need to utterly rethink the essence of what journalism is, what is its relationship...
Lessons from a 200-year old start up

Lessons from a 200-year old start up

It was while working on The Guantanamo Diary motion animation that Aron Pilhofer realised he was no longer at the New York Times. “I have been involved in lots of reporting about a lot of important issues, but I’ve never been able to take the next step and say: this is what we are going...
Cabu, the man holding the pen

Cabu, the man holding the pen

Jean Cabut, better known as Cabu, the French cartoonist who died in the January 7 attacks on Charlie Hebdo, was more than a cartoonist. He was also an anti-militarist, an anti-clerical, a ecologist and, ultimately, a journalist. In 2006, just as Cabu’s Charlie Hebdo began to attract international attention for its portrayals of the prophet...
The end of journalism as a career

The end of journalism as a career

Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, has bad news for people who want to work in journalism: “Going into journalism does not make financial sense.” The problem is not that there is not enough work. In fact, there has never been a most exciting time for journalism and for news readers, as the content is...
Facebook’s plans to feed us news

Facebook’s plans to feed us news

Around 588 billion unique news feeds are created each month on Facebook. The social media’s 1.4 billion monthly users log into Facebook on average 14 times a day. “Each time, each person loads a unique news feed,” said Andy Mitchell, Director of News and Media Partnerships at Facebook. “News is a big part of what...