Archive for January 2012

The Future of Journalism: Through My Eyes   1 comment

The Rise and Fall of Pay Walls:

            In order to keep the newspaper business operating at a profit more papers will move to an online pay wall. I believe that it will be a struggle to gain viewers to their online sites. Readers will discover new ways to obtain the news they wish to read and will avoid the pay wall. The pay walls will then be removed.

Digital Media Convergence:

            This has begun and has been successful. Almost every news source has linked to twitter or facebook. More reporters will have personal sites where they will post their stories. This will allow more readers to access and even comment on the stories. This convergence will increase readership and help the journalists reach out to their readers.

Smaller Newsrooms:

            As the amount of readers and revenue drop to all time lows news papers will have to make cuts. This will come at the cost of their journalists. Especially in the new digital era, that allows for one journalist to do the work of three or four.

 

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Posted January 30, 2012 by dgreen19 in Uncategorized

Journalists of the Future   Leave a comment

The future of journalism is moving toward become technological. Journalists will have to become more versatile. They will need to be more than writers. It is an exciting new development since news journalism can take so many different forms. It has opened up many new job opportunities for journalists capable of working within different forms of journalism. The one challenge is creating the best environment for journalists to succeed and to produce the best style of news for the public.It is a major shift from print media to digital media.

Posted January 26, 2012 by dgreen19 in Uncategorized

Africa 2 Australia. Reviewing the MPJ Journey   Leave a comment

The multiplatform journalism project I decided to review was “Africa 2 Australia”. This article caught my attention based on the simple but effective title. It made me wonder what stories were going to be told through out the article.

Upon entering the site, the viewer is met with an interactive loading screen. This keeps the readers attention until everything has loaded. Once everything has loaded audio begins playing with many artfully crafted photos changing in the background. The audio is telling a story of the first person that was telling their journey from Africa to Australia.

The site provides the reader and opportunity to watch 6 video and photo stories. The large amount of content has something for everyone, which makes this a valuable piece of multiplatform journalism since there is a little something for everyone. It also provides relevant timely information in a creative way.

The one thing that makes this a bit different than most multiplatform journalism is the amount of people working on the project. 30 people helped complete the project. So far the class has only seen clips and ideas produced by a one-man-band. I was surprised to find out the amount of people dedicated to work on the project.

Finally, the stories all have the option of being heard and read in a variety of languages. This spectrum of languages allows for the project to expand the audience and provide interpretation amongst many cultures. Dialogue can then begin to occur across different mediums and share other ideas.

Overall, this website provides great examples of multiplatform journalism. It provides timely news to the public. It also reaches a wide range of audiences. The creativity of collecting the various stories and producing them kept the reader engaged.

Posted January 24, 2012 by dgreen19 in Uncategorized