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Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

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How the internet messes with the game of media and party politics

The problems the media and politicians face run deeper than the disgruntled voters and empowered readers: society is being rewired by the internet.

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2010 Andrew Olle Lecture: Guardian ed Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian gave this year’s prestigious Andrew Olle Lecture. He spoke about the splintering of the Fourth Estate, how the media is currently experiencing its own vicious case of “the bends”, which will be the end of the media as we know it.

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Neiman Journalism Lab | LINKS|

The great wall of Boston

Big news in the paywall or not to paywall online media world. Boston Globe will launch a subscriber-only paid site that will replica its print edition, with a second free site to focus more on breaking news.

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New political reporting … it’s facts, not fads, that really matter

So what might a new paradigm of political reporting look like? For one thing, it would involve a revival of the old paradigm — that facts matter and it is a journalists’ job to dig them out.

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Frankie-ly, this is how you should run a magazine

Indie girl mag Frankie has proved to be Australia’s latest publishing success in an industry of dead titles and dropping circulation. Editor Jo Walker explains how it was done.

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Read all about it in The Capital Post: newspapers are fine, OK?

On Tuesday night, some of the most powerful politicians and media executives in the country descended on Canberra for a curious soiree. But it isn’t likely to save newspapers.

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The Next Web | JOURNALISM|

How Google sees the future of news

Google News creator Krishna Bharat offers up his views on how journalism will change in the next five years, saying news organisations will become more specialised and so will the advertising.

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Neiman Journalism Lab | LINKS|

Google News as chosen by humans

When Google News launched in 2002, it declared “This page was generated entirely by computer algorithms”. But now a dozen major publications are running their “Editors’ Picks” on the site.

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Michael Tomasky | LINKS|

The Mirror shatters with job cuts

Yesterday 200 journos were made redundant at UK Trinity Mirror, home of five national papers including The Daily Mirror, meaning 1/4 of the total editorial staff. It’s all just all part of the digital age, notes Roy Greenslade.

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No new New Matilda…yet

New Matilda editor Marni Cordell discusses the precarious future of the website: yes, it is still closing, unless a knight in shining armour appears very, very soon.

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New Matilda | LINKS|

Another Matilda that drowned in the billabong

As New Matilda prepares to close its virtual doors, it takes a look back at long defunct Matilda magazine. No it’s not its predecessor, but a political satire mag that received 16 defamation writs.

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Keane: Twitter, certainty and branding — the grim future of political journalism

The mainstream media are already preparing us for their demise. But what will politicians do when mass media is no longer available to convey their messages to voters?

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Post-New Matilda … where to, and what are the lessons?

The coming and going of independent sites is part of new media. But what lessons, if any, are there in the death of the leftish website New Matilda?

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Global Post | LINKS|

Why can’t we watch American TV online?

Good question: TV news outlets in Australia, the UK and the Middle East allow anyone to stream their content online — so why do all US broadcasters lock the rest of the world out?

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The future of publishing

Oh dear. It’s the death of publishing, with young people only caring about what Lady Gaga is wearing and hating the feel of books. Or is it?

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Newsweek | ONLINE|

Newsweek: How we got it really, really wrong on the internet

In 1995, scientist and author Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek declaring that the internet would never transform the way the media or government works. Oops.

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Rupert Murdoch: the internet does not exist

As of a year ago, Rupert Murdoch had never even used Google — so maybe he doesn’t realise that by cutting News Corp off from it, the organisation will cease to exist, writes Michael Wolff.

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The Age | JOURNALISM|

Vaccinating against the power of The Google

These days consumers have access to a wealth of health information. So why would they listen to a journalist? Well, The Google doesn’t know everything, writes Nick Miller. Factual analysis is worthy too.

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Crikey costs trimmed, but not the attitude

The contributor budget has been cut here at Crikey, leading some to fear the publication will be run with a harder commercial edge following recent changes in ownership and management.

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Huffington Post | ONLINE|

Politico and Wash Post to engage in DC territorial pissing

Online political news site Politico is going to launch a local Washington DC edition of the site, headed up by the former editor of WashingtonPost.com. It’s a pretty direct attack on The Washington Post’s DC supremacy, and HuffPo has its hands on an internal memo that outlines the plans.

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TechCrunch | ONLINE|

The real-time web: a Brave New World or hideous dystopia?

Sitting at a Weezer concert, next to Twitterati who’ve never heard of the band, where everyone is too busy blogging about the show to actually watch it, Paul Carr wonders whether the real-time web isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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UK’s Channel 4: File-sharing is here to stay. Embrace it.

Today’s “internet native” generation are never going to give up sharing and downloading things illegally over the internet, says an editor from the UK’s Channel 4. Attempting to lock up content will always fail: the future of the media is “spreadable and shareable”.

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The year the media died

YouTube and L McDuff have blessed the world with an appalling mangling of “American Pie” to the theme, “The year the media died” — it’s so awful it’s good.

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Unemployed journo takes up personal PR

An unemployed Melbourne journalist turns to YouTube to promote himself.

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