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AUTHOR’S NOTE: Many hundreds of students, faculty, staff, friends and organizations are true celebrants in BUnow’s Tenth Anniversary. While it’s impossible to name them...
A photo slideshow from Thursday, September 8th unearthing many of the previously unseen areas the Bloomsburg Flood has touched upon.
While BU Now’s student staff is excited by a future one student editor describes as “unimaginable,” some college media pioneers involved in the site’s launch seem surprised by apparently aggressive challenges to its development from several faculty and campus media since its launch in April 2008.
Even as the legacy media business model implodes and dozens of media outlets and thousands of journalists disappear, many pin some of their hopes for media’s future on hyper local news sites. But, are they ready to do media’s heavy lifting?
What’s a column on media without media predictions for the upcoming year? Right now everybody is in the prediction business. A Google search for 2010 media predictions resulted in over 9 million hits in just 0.22 seconds, really! And why be bashful, because who keeps score anyway? Twelve months from now, I’ll be lucky to find this column, much less measure its predictive value! So, here’s my 2010 media predictions.
QUESTION: What are the odds of finding meaningful careers in journalism and mass communications (J&MC) for the more than 50,000 students graduating in 2009-10 from the country’s 480 plus schools with 4-year communication programs? ANSWER: While it’s impossible to be precise, history may guide us. The authors of the annual graduate report conclude
Want to start an argument with a journalist? Easy. Demand their reporting notes, insist they reveal the names of confidential sources, or suggest they...
OK, I admit it: I’m an addict…a stat-addict. To be sure, I’m not alone, there are many stat-addicts: sport-stats, market-stats, caloric-stats, you name it. Me, I’m a...
Today more people rely on the Internet than newspapers for national and international news. For those involved in traditional media, the question of the moment is survival. How threatened are traditional media? How deep is this crisis, and when will it get better?