Facebook journalism

Article about how Facebook is not the best way to access news.

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/gawkers_founder_has_doubts_about_the_facebook_model_of_journalism_20150613

And an article about print vs online

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/should-stories-in-print-reflect-early-reaction/?rref=business/media&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Media&pgtype=article

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Exam Preparation Articles

Here are a couple of recent articles from independent online newspaper Crikey regarding the future of media. These would be useful to cite in the exam. The first article explores how media might look in 20 years time. The other article is about falling print circulation numbers. There are some good statistics to quote.

Remember, quote the source if you refer to this in your exam: you could write the following in response to a print vs online questions.  According to an article in Crikey (an online newspaper) print circulation figures across all major print newspaper mediums have declined for both Fairfax and News Ltd. This demonstrates the significant impact online media has had upon the print medium.

Future of media_ Gideon Haigh investigation into media in 20yrs _ Crikey

Newspaper circulation_ Fairfax and News Ltd results from Audit Bureau of Cir

Happy studying.

Plenty to Think About Over the Holidays

Plenty to think about in the media this year and to follow over the holidays. Some of the highlights include:

  • Gina Reinhardt and Control of Fairfax
  • Julian Assange Wikileaks appeal and running for the Australian Senate
  • Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and corruption scandal (Just keeps Going)
  • The increasing influence of social media and its affect on old media
  • Entrepreneurial Journalism (finding a niche and beating established media at their game)

Rupert Murdoch and Wendy Deng