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Stay Calm.

Posted: April 20, 2011 by Leanne Osmond in #10 State of the Media

The State of the media never once crossed my mind when I was getting ready to move to New Brunswick for university. I wanted to be a journalist and that was that. When I got here, all of a sudden I was surrounded by several “state of the media” discussions and I was left thinking I was headed for a career in a dying industry.

Luckily, I was wrong. It’s true that the media landscape is changing, but not necessarily for the worst.  The last few years have been particularly hard on the industry but as shown in the Pew Research Centre’s Project for Excellence in Journalism report, things are slowly on the up and up.



Optimism? Really?

Posted: April 6, 2011 by Alyssa Mosher in #10 State of the Media


I’m always afraid when I think about the future of newspapers. Since the emergence of online journalism, things have been rough for newspapers. Online journalism seems to have taken over without any intention, really. People have changed over the decades, technology has changed, therefore our news sources have change. So I was surprised to find anything optimistic about the state of the news media.

I’m not going to lie, but I struggled to find anything majorly positive. I was looking for something that allowed me to hang on to the idea of newspapers. I’ve come to accept that they won’t be around for very long – why else would I decide to take my first paid journalism internship with a newspaper in another city? But this website talked a bit about hyper-local news and its place in news media. And I do find that very surprising. When I find myself in a newsroom – on the odd occasion – international news is very important – Japan and Libya more recently. To me, hyper-local news always seemed lost. Regular news programs didn’t have the room in the line-up. But I think the idea might be that newspapers – and online journalism – will always have room for that super local news.

And that’s something to look forward to.


Where are we headed?

Another year brings another State of the News Media report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The eighth edition of the American centered media report featured a comparison between how American newspapers fare against newspapers from other countries, two reports on the status of community media, a survey on mobile and paid content and a report on African American media.

Most promising for journalists was the optimism the report held regarding the recovery of news organizations from the recession. (more…)

#10 State of the Media

Posted: March 27, 2011 by Philip Lee in #10 State of the Media

Explore this report compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Comment on the most optimistic findings about the state of the news media in the United States. What was most surprising to you? How is technology continuing to change the fundamental nature of the news business? Due Friday, April 1, before class. PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE CHANGE to accommodate the tardiness of your professor.