Tag Archives: digital media

EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner

Rachel Beglin, Parker Garman, Clare Hudock Knight News Challenge Application Project Title: “EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner” Requested Amount: $25,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete the Project: 6 months Project Description If you have ever found yourself wondering what your environmental impact is at the restaurants where you eat and drink, […]

Continue reading

Google, Journalism, and Power

Reading about Google and its maps in this article from the Atlantic has me thinking about power — specifically, who has it, and what that means for those of us who don’t. Google really has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can literally watch it from our desktop computers. Remember when Google Earth […]

Continue reading

Can the news Write Itself?

The way news and information are being consumed is changing rapidly. With the advent of social media, information is often immediately available and easy to consume. This has characterized what information people want and how they want to consume it. Because of the way this consumption is changing, traditional media has had to search for […]

Continue reading

I Believe… Journalism Will Survive

I believe… I believe that the biggest opportunity facing news organizations today is the access they now have to instant news stories from millions of people around the world. I believe that my greatest challenge as a journalist will be conveying stories and ideas in an unbiased way. I believe that the biggest problem with […]

Continue reading

The Rebirth of News

Around the world, print newspapers are struggling to remain prominent and reliable sources of news. Current increasing patterns of digital media consumption have become prints greatest nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The dawn of digital media has provided print news the opportunity to reinvent itself. The interests of news consumers have largely […]

Continue reading

Trends Shaping Digital News

Here is an article from the Pew Research Center’s website outlining some interesting trends in how people use digital news sources: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/16/12-trends-shaping-digital-news/#comments The Pew Research Center is described on its wikipedia page as, “an American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States […]

Continue reading

innovative ideas for gathering and delivering news

The Knight News Challenge is a competition that funds innovators who envision new ways of collecting, presenting, curating or sharing news. Here are some ideas from University of Michigan students who are considering the Knight News Challenge. I’ve gathered them here in one spot on this blog so they’ll be easier to find. What do […]

Continue reading