(Video – worth watching 1 time at least)

Lessons From a Newsroom’s Digital Frontline

“What is happening is, in short, a revolution in the way young people
are accessing news. They don’t want to rely on the morning paper for
their up-to-date information. They don’t want to rely on a god-like
figure from above to tell them what’s important. And to carry the
religion analogy a bit further, they certainly don’t want news presented
as gospel. ” Rupert Murdoch

A ‘Box’ that will transform media

Adapt or Die – American Journalism Review

Ultimate Guide to Online Video

“…the notion of mass media is fast becoming an oxymoron.” (Alan Moore)

” [Over the next 10 years audiences will move away from the linear,
scheduled world where relatively limited number of distributors who push
their content at the viewer….] “we will instead enter a world where
content is increasingly delivered through internet- protocol- based
networks that are non-linear, on-demand and entirely self-scheduled. In
that world, the viewer – not the broadcaster – will decide what is
consumed and how.”
Lord Currie, Royal Television Society Fleming Memorial Lecture, 2004

Merrill Brown, author of a Carnegie Corporation of New York report on
media consumption says, “The future course of news is being altered by
technology-savvy young people no longer wedded to traditional news
outlets or even accessing news in traditional ways.”

“77% of Americans seek their primary news today online.”

“Jonathan Schwartz COO of Sun Microsystems believes that the 1000
bloggers at Sun have done more for his company than a billion $ ad
campaign ever could.”

“With the ease of access to programming that computers now have, younger
viewers in particular (a commercially very attractive group) may become
increasingly infrequent television users. There is for example, already
evidence that television has lost young male viewers to computers.”
John Ranelagh, Founding Commissioning Editor Channel 4 Television

“The biggest story on Thursday was Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia
that Internet users around the world freely add to and edit. Yesterday’s
entry on the London bombings was amended, edited and updated by hundreds
of readers no fewer than 2,800 times throughout the day. The entry has
photographs, detailed timelines, contact numbers, a complete translated
statement by the jihadist group claiming responsibility for the attacks
and links to other Wikipedia entries.”
Newsweek (July 9,2005)

Jeff Jarvis’s 1st law:
“Give us control and we will use it. Don’t and you will lose us.”

The end of TV as we know it: A future industry perspective (IBM
Institute for Business Value study)


Here are two tip sheets from a session at the annual conference of the
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) on “Technology: A User’s Guide
to Software, Hardware and Other Tools Revolutionizing Journalism”:

 From Jeff South <http://spj.org/pdf/c-handouts/AUsersGuide.pdf>
 From Amy Gahran <http://www.rightconversation.com/files/top3must.pdf>