Three Indications The Newsroom Is Shifting
PHOENIX I don’t normally forward articles for others to read, but three things happened last week that made me think forwarding this article might be worth a few minutes of reading time.
The first was an old photo that a friend of mine posted on Facebook showing a manual typewriter in a newsroom. That was my first newsroom technology.
The second was the announcement that Newsweek would cease publishing its hard copy version at the end of this year.
Then I read an article by David Skok. He is a Neiman Fellow with the The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
He talks about journalism and what needs to be done in newsrooms to adjust and make sure our industry survives and remains healthy. Here’s an excerpt from his article.
Across the industry, there are shock waves being felt as audiences and advertisers flock to new platforms. Media organizations have to adapt to a structural, systemic shift in their once healthy business models, and, once again, it is the journalists who are feeling the brunt of these changes.
It is frightening, but it is not terminal. There is still hope for traditional news organizations if we can make some courageous choices and recognize our own flaws. There has always been and will always be reporting so important to the functioning of society that no price tag can be placed on it.