Tag Archives: future of news

Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel

Smart phone apps and social media sites have found creative new ways to spread news in the past couple years. This article discusses the growth of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, since its launch in January 2015. Publishers are still facing issues with formatting, as news stories have to fit the vertical layout; investment, since consumers do […]

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Where the News and Readers Meet

In this article, Jeff Jarvis talks about how the delivery of news to readers has completely changed with the use of social media and content-sharing sites. The article explains how in this modern world, news is delivered to the readers directly with an article link instead of a newspaper or a homepage of a publication. I liked how […]

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I Believe Reflection

I believe that the best journalism is factually accurate. I believe that the greatest challenge of being a journalist is staying impartial when necessary. I believe that writing for the general public is an important skill to have given today’s public access to digital media. I believe that the biggest problem with journalism today is […]

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Worth a Thousand Words: Visual Storytelling and the Future of News

Ever heard the saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? This phrase has taken on a whole new meaning in terms of news stories with the ever-growing trend of visual storytelling. Due to its myriad of forms (encompassing everything from individual snapshots to infographics to video interviews) as an ever-evolving medium, the technological and communicational […]

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Have your beliefs about news changed? What is the future of news?

Four months ago, we ask students in our environmental and public health journalism course at the University of Michigan to write ten, one-sentence statements about news that began with the words “I believe.” After practicing reporting and journalistic writing, critiquing news stories, experimenting with various digital forms of communication and working in teams to develop […]

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The Future of News?

We’re fortunate enough to be living through a revolution in the way news is presented and delivered. While the disruption can be disconcerting, it’s also exciting — an opportunity for you to participate in the reinvention of this industry. As we head into the end of the academic term, it’s worthwhile to once again ponder […]

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What wordsmiths can learn from visual storytellers

Today, it is not enough to be able to write an interesting, important news story. To capture the public’s attention, you must also be able to tell a story visually, either through photos or informational graphics. In a world where we’re all flooded with information, video is projected to make up 86 percent of the […]

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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 […]

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social media as trusted news source

Posting this on behalf of Danielle Butbul… If you are an active web-browser or social media bunny, then the chances of a news story, an opinion on a news story, or a picture “instragramed” from a popular scene popping up on your screen is quite high. As Facebook (I’m surprised as coming up with red […]

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What can you say in 140 characters?

Classmates, First, please forgive me for posting my question late.  I realize that some of you might be trying to get your homework done before the weekend so you could watch the game (Go Blue!), and so I apologize for making that more difficult.  That being said, let’s continue on and discuss what might be the future […]

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