Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
What’s the view from Europe on where news is headed? Check out these videos from Newsgeist
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Articles by Herbert J. Gans

Herbert Gans is a professor emeritus in sociology at Columbia University. He is the author of, among other books, Deciding What’s News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek and Time (1979), one of the most important sociological accounts of how journalists do their work.
town-hall-meeting-voting-citizen-herbert-gans-cc
Sociologist Herbert Gans says the news media should do a better job noting that “polls are answers to questions rather than opinions,” and that not all opinions have the same intensity — or the same impact.
crowd-photo
“Journalists have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated the conventions and norms for covering politics.”
town-hall-meeting-voting-citizen-herbert-gans-cc
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.
What to read next
2843
tweets
A blow for mobile advertising: The next version of Safari will let users block ads on iPhones and iPads
Think making money on mobile advertising is hard now? Think how much more difficult it will be with a significant share of your audience is blocking all your ads — all with a simple download from the App Store.
1763For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years
A new Flipboard-clone with massive potential reach, R.I.P. Newsstand, and news stories embedded deeper inside iOS — it was a big day for news on iPhones and iPads.
762Newsonomics: 10 numbers that define the news business today
From video to social, from mobile to paywalls — these data points help define where we are in the “future of news” today, like it or not.
These stories are our most popular on Twitter over the past 30 days.
See all our most recent pieces ➚
Encyclo is our encyclopedia of the future of news, chronicling the key players in journalism’s evolution.
Here are a few of the entries you’ll find in Encyclo.   Get the full Encyclo ➚
INDenverTimes
Associated Press
Franklin Center
National Journal
Wired
ESPN
The Daily Show
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The New Yorker
Dallas Morning News
Bloomberg Businessweek
Houston Chronicle