Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Is it finally time for media companies to adopt a common publishing platform?
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Archives: December 11, 2017

A Kickstarter campaign aims to raise $500,000 before January 8 to try to buy back and relaunch Gawker.com, which will be owned by a newly established nonprofit Gawker Foundation.
“In 2018, more nonprofit newsrooms will be launched than North Korean test missiles.” Bill Keller
“I’m not talking about computer-generated stories about earthquakes, earnings reports, or sports scores. These will be stories on your beat, written by humans who understand how to use machine learning to aid their reporting.” John Keefe
“The challenge to Internet users will be the same challenge we face in all aspects of journalism these days: How do you decide who to trust, and which takes seem authentic?” Jacqui Cheng
“How might we design open-ended systems for news production built around common pooled resources to collectively address critical issues, such as verification or the digital divide?” Carlos Martínez de la Serna
“And when we forego a panel or a keynote or a book chapter or media appearance because it is not paid, we will reinvest that time into our own work, reclaiming not only our time but our worth.”
“What does that look like? It means less reporting from the party and campaign level, more reporting from communities.” Kristen Muller
“A couple weeks ago, I tried asking Alexa, ‘What’s the latest with Roy Moore?’ She couldn’t help me. But it seems to me that news organizations need to prepare for that question and the logical following conversation sooner rather than later.” Laura E. Davis
“The winners will be the ones who have built a meaningful journalistic report that transcends, and likely capitalizes on, the platform moment.”
“We know that change is continuous, and yet we’ve gotten comfortable in thinking about change initiatives as having a beginning and end. Even the word we often use — transformation — suggests a stable end state, a time when the change is done and we can all just get back to work.” Eric Ulken