Das Media Re:public Projekt vom Berkman Center hat nun verschiedene Aufsätze zum Medienwandel veröffentlicht: Appraising the state of digital news media.
The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks. Meanwhile the economic base of many of the large media companies continues to erode. Despite the demonstrated success of many new media enterprises, the euphoria over the rise of participatory media has been tempered by concerns over the quality and credibility of online media, the possible fragmentation of audiences, a decline in editorial standards and the persistent challenge of effectively reporting the news. Over the past year, researchers at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have reached out to a broad range of media experts to help in this assessment of the changes in new media over the past several years and to take a sober look at the successes and ongoing challenges. The Media Re:public series comprises an overview paper, seven issue papers and four case studies
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News and Information as Digital Media Come of Age – Ten years since the word „blog“ was coined, we evaluate the state of participatory media, assess its potential for serving the public interest and describe likely interventions.
International News: Bringing about the Golden Age – Ethan Zuckerman considers whether participatory media can help bring Americans the information they need to be true global citizens.
Principles for a New Media Literacy – Dan Gillmor asserts that the public needs to learn the skills of journalists, especially skepticism.
Public Broadcasting and Public Affairs: Opportunities and challenges for public broadcasting’s role in provisioning the public with news and public affair – Pat Aufderheide and Jessica Clark describe the complex system of U.S. public broadcasting, the many exciting experiments that are underway and the barriers to creating a truly public media.
Digital Media, Democracy and Diversity: an Imperfect Discourse – Ernest Wilson III submits that our democracy is at risk if we do not get people from many different media silos to work together.
Pride of Place: Mainstream Media and the Networked Public Sphere – John Kelly, using network analysis, demonstrates the pivotal role that institutional journalism plays in the blogosphere.
Editors — the best is yet to come? – Tom Stites explains why networked digital journalism needs editors more than ever.
A Typology for Media Organizations – The Media Re:public project describes a schema for categorizing media structures both traditional and new.