So after going through the article as a whole, this is a case of a scandalous headline leading to an article not the least bit as scandalous. Robert G. Picard basically states what has been said many times: Journalists need to adapt and become more consumer-oriented and entrepreneurial…but they are still worthy of discussion and there are a couple of things Picard misses out on:
OR: Spot.us Our Paycheck!
How much would you pay for news?
Nothing, since you can get it online for free? That’s what worries journalists about the changing media landscape!
What if somebody was looking into what really interests you? What if YOU could tell a journalist where to digg? Sound any better? Getting your wallet ready?
Spot.us is a platform that pitches news stories to get them funded by “the crowd”. This is an audience who actually cares about a topic – so much, they are willing to invest money into it. And this is why the model might work. David Cohn founded Spot.us in November 2008 and the site has been running succesfully since.
Spot.us appears to be an example of a new biz (or rather non-profit) model that is becoming part of the future of news. Will business even remain a part of journalism?
WHERE IS MY PAYCHECK?
Of course, I have many questions for Dave – way too many to cover. So for the last 48 hours “the crowd” had the opportunity to pick among a number of questions I had thought of. Here is what “the crowd” always wanted to ask Digidave:
The Poll (results)
Dave will answer the top questions via Video and I will weave them into my video story.
More updates will follow as the story develops. I’ll keep you posted!
What I gathered? Five tips on sources and ethics in the digital age for citizen and “professional” journalists that I think are most important. Most of it concerns source, but as a photographer, I could not help commenting on the ethics of using images:
1.”Consider the Source” and “fact check its ass”
@RTjournalism: Retweets messages from Journalists – nice way to find more journos on Twitter
@Reporterssource: Connects journalists and businesses
@bridge2science: Connects Journalists and Scientists
@nowpublic: Citizen Journalism network
@iamnews: open newsroom, hiring journalists
Yay, I’m famous! (Oh, I’m so humble )
Well, maybe not quite yet! But I’m working on it! Meanwhile, check out this interview with me. FIUTS is the Foundation of International Understanding at the University of Washington. I have volunteered there on many projects to foster international understanding. I’ve also taken pictures for them and just finished editing this video teaser for an upcoming event.I will also do a little video of the event itself.
And right now, I’m on the non-profit’s front page!
In the interview I talk about being an international student, Germany and my travel to Mexico. There’s also a number of random Q&As. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Mark Briggs compares the different make-up of video features by New York Times tech columnist David Pogue and Walter Mossberg’s video column for the Wall Street Journal. While the NYT version is highly polished, Mossberg’s column is rather… basic. Will the future of news be dominated by bad quality?
I am Paul-Christian Britz aka @pcbritz, an aspiring German journalist with a degree in American Studies, Political Science and Film Studies. I am currently traveling the world and am looking for a journalistic traineeship in 2013.