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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

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by Alexandra Waldhorn

The craft of journalism has remained by and large the same over the past century. During the "Looking Beyond the Article" session of the World Editors Forum, Bill Adair, founder and editor of Politifact, suggests the industry could benefit from switching things up.

"Fifteen years into the Internet age and we are still publishing stories the way we published them 100 years ago," says Adair, "just pasting on the web."

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-20 11:16

by Dean Roper

Showing the power of today's array of media platforms and tools at a publisher's disposal to go beyond the article, Marcelo Rech, director of content for RBS in Brazil, describes at the World Editors Forum how a reporter told the same story 16 years apart using technologies before the Internet and after Facebook.

In 1995 Carlos Wagner, a reporter for Zero Hora, the national daily newspaper from RBS, was sent on a long journey through southern Brazil to report about the lives of migrant workers in the region.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-10-20 11:09

There was a great story in The Onion a few weeks back, right after Steve Jobs announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple. The headline read, "New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm thinking printers'"

Not that there's anything wrong with printers, mind you. Something has to do the dirty work of printing out all those Groupons. The point is, with all the creative talent Apple has at its disposal, all the cutting-edge skills and resources, the company is probably better served developing cool products, not designing slick new ink cartridges for the DeskJet.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-10-19 10:42

The plight of traditional newspaper businesses is depressing many people in the UK, US, Australia and elsewhere. Journalists see their jobs at risk from the limitless supply of "free" always-on news and lean online 'aggregators'. Investors face losses and the decline of historic, once so-powerful news brands. And proprietors, bloated by years of prestige, power and profit, have to accept that it might all just disappear. Try asking teenagers whether they can imagine a world without daily papers.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-19 10:33

"One of the legacies of Steve Jobs is that he's taught us to pay for content," says Adam Bird, director, McKinsey & Company, speaking of the late Apple founder in a presentation on how consumers behave with new technologies.

When it comes to paid-for apps, books, news and magazines are doing quite well, he says. Speaking at a World Newspaper Congress session dedicated to technology, Bird focuses on how consumers are interacting with the new devices.

"If we start to think about technology in general, the only real certainty is that we are going to have more technology," he says. "The sheer volume and pace of change is phenomenal. E-mails per second are up to 2.9 million. There are 20 hours of content uploaded to YouTube per minute. The sheer scale of this is absolutely phenomenal."

What's changing the most? Bird suggests looking at mobile developments as they become more social, more video, more local.

"If we look at it in terms of mobile, if we isolate one thing that will happen, it is that every phone will become a smartphone, and it is absolutely changing how people are using them," he says. "It's almost used for everything but voice communication; we're certainly seeing that trend accelerating. Mobile is becoming a serious advertising platform as well."

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Larry Kilman

Date

2011-10-18 11:03

by Steve Yelvington

"Digital First!" is a great battle cry, and thank you, John Paton, for giving it to us all. It is pure leadership, a flag planted forward declaring that newspapers now see print as the past and digital as the present and future.

As it is adopted in places as disparate as the Guardian in the UK, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia, and at Morris, where I work, we all have to be on guard against a too-facile interpretation, especially in newsrooms.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-18 10:31

by Patrick Smith

If the news business can't get young people interested in its products, where are new readers going to come from? Only a model that includes inter-personal, social publishing can excite the next generation of news consumers. But print should play an important role too.

Back in 2009 I took part in that most rare of industry events - a discussion panel on the future of newspapers. Alongside me that night was Peter Barron, the editor of the Northern Echo, the Newsquest-owned daily morning paper serving a huge swathe of Yorkshire and the North-East of England.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 20:47

by Jeff Sonderman

Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple.

Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but his legacy will be felt in the news industry for years to come.

In the past five years, Jobs' Apple has simultaneously disrupted, transformed and aided the news industry.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 20:38

With each introduction of a new reading device publishers around the world are overcome with the same recurring same fantasy: What if it worked, this time around? Could a reliable business model emerge for news publishing companies?

Last week's launch of new Kindles is no exception to the cyclic fantasy. For those who where on Mars last Wednesday, here is a look at the revamped family:

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 09:13

by Gina Masullo Chen

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it has been full of complaints recently over the latest changes Facebook has made to its interface. People don't like the Twitteresque status-update feeds. They don't think Facebook should decide what "stories" are likely to be popular. They don't understand the new friend groups, unless they are also on Google Plus and love its "circles." In general, it seems that many people want to go back to the old way (which many hated when it first came out, too).

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-05 12:38

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