[Media-L] Various (weekend reading)

FBaker1346 at aol.com FBaker1346 at aol.com
Fri May 14 12:58:02 MDT 2010

Reading roundup: A  few quick hits on pieces you should make sure to catch 
this week:
— This week’s New York Times Magazine takes a _good,  long look_ 
(http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/magazine/16Journalism-t.html?pagewanted=all)  at 
some of the ways new online initiatives like True/Slant and  Demand Media are 
trying to piece together a new business model for information  and 
journalism after the web blew the old one up. 
— The Wall Street Journal is one of the first newspapers to try to do some  
significant location-based news innovation with Foursquare, and the Lab’s 
Megan  Garber has a _good  overview_ 
s-foursquare-check-in-say-about-the-future-of-location-in-news/)  of what they have going. 
— The Huffington Post turned five this week, and The Columbia Journalism  
Review put together _five  reflections on its impact_ 
(http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/the_huffington_post_turns_five.php)  to mark the occasion. CJR 
also published a _lengthy  examination_ 
(http://www.cjr.org/feature/the_new_investigators.php?page=all)  of the state of nonprofit investigative 
journalism, focusing on  California Watch and The Center for Public Integrity. 
— Columbia professor Michael Schudson, who co-authored a _major  study_ 
(http://www.cjr.org/reconstruction/the_reconstruction_of_american.php/)  of the 
state of journalism published last fall, talked some more about  several 
aspects of “the new news ecosystem” in a _Q&A  with The Common Review_ 
(http://www.thecommonreview.org/feature-articles/the-fate-of-journalism.html) . 
— Finally, a piece I missed last week: Longtime Salon writer Scott 
Rosenberg  gave a speech at a Stanford conference that thoughtfully delineates a 
_21st-century  definition of journalism_ 
(http://www.wordyard.com/2010/05/03/no-more-bouncers-at-the-journalism-club-door/) . Here’s the one-sentence 
version: “You’re doing  journalism when you’re delivering an accurate and timely 
account of some event  to some public.” 

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