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Plus: The BBC sex abuse scandal and possible libel on Twitter, a new report on post-industrial journalism, and the rest of this week’s media/tech news.
“The new muckraking isn’t the effect of new media alone…Yet buried within the infrastructures of communicative abundance are technical features that enable muckrakers to do their work of publicly scrutinising power, much more efficiently and effectively than at any moment in the history of democracy.” John Keane
Technology is aiding reporting at both the high and the low ends of the business.
Subscriptions will offer the story/technology publisher a way to expand its readership and create a persistent source of revenue. Justin Ellis
Sociologist Herbert Gans argues it’s time for political reporting to stop focusing solely on the elites and experiment with new models for bottom-up journalism.
Not every story has the same capacity to connect with an audience on social media. Enter the land of Topical Buzzers, Curiosity Stimulators, and Feel-Good Smilers.
The report, by C.W. Anderson, Emily Bell, and Clay Shirky, surveys the new opportunities available to individual journalists and news organizations old and new. Here are some of its highlights. Joshua Benton
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.
As retailers court holiday shoppers, news companies try to get in on the action.