Why a mobile news startup couldn’t survive in a mobile news world
Circa is the latest casualty of a fragile digital news scene that is by no means immune to the risks facing startups in general.
News audiences spread the word, but few get involved in local journalism
We asked residents in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa, about the actions they take to gather, share and add to the news in their communities.
From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation
Cutbacks at CNN highlight the cable news paradox
In terms of TV viewership, cable news peaked as a medium around the 2008 presidential election and, while showing impressive potential in digital, the business model is uncertain.
Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed?
There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites’ algorithms?
On TV, few amateur journalists get credit for their contributions to the news
At a time when ordinary citizens are increasingly functioning as on-scene reporters, nearly three-quarters (72%) of that amateur content that aired on these television outlets was not identified as such.
News revenue declines despite growth from new sources
The sources of the estimated $63-$65 billion dollars supporting print, online and broadcast news has shifted, with advertising dollars declining and audience payments, in the form of subscriptions, for example, comprising a bigger share.
5 facts about Fox News
Roger Ailes’ 17-year-old Fox News Channel has changed the face of cable news.
5 indicators of nonprofit news sustainability
Five key data points from the Knight Foundation report that provide a sense of how the nonprofit news field is faring.
How the Lehman Bros. crisis impacted the 2008 presidential race
How the economic disaster that occurred just weeks before Election Day changed the media’s campaign coverage, and perhaps the outcome, of the presidential race.