It's not the Internet that's killing newspapers, journalism professor says

byIJNet
Sep 13, 2013 in Journalism Basics

Digital disruption in the past 30 years, a new data scraping tool, what's killing newspapers and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

Newspapers may be dying, but the Internet didn't kill them - and journalism is doing just fine

Among the pieces of conventional wisdom that get trotted out whenever the subject of the newspaper industry's decline comes up, one of the most popular is that the Internet is the main culprit (PaidContent, 9/9)

Data scraping tool for non-coding journalists launches

Import.io lets you scrape data from any website and create a single searchable database containing information from several different sources (Journalism.co.uk, 9/9)

How NowThis News handles multi-platform corrections

O’Keefe is the editor-in-chief for the video news startup funded by Lerer Ventures and others. The Newtown shootings came when NowThis was just one month old. (Poynter, 9/12)

We did our best, but we were powerless to reinvent journalism

The Digital Riptide project interviewed more than 60 senior media and technology players about the disruption of journalism and the media industry over the past three decades. Is the project's conclusion a fair one? (PaidContent, 9/11)

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