This is the year of some serious technological evolution … and it’s time to prepare. The goal of a journalist is to create a visual through words. Through colorful phrasing, thoughtful descriptions and an expansive vocabulary, we create a movie in the mind. The point of telling stories about the world around us is to evoke… Continue reading Is Virtual Reality Really Going To Be Our New Reality?
By Julie Angell When we hear the word “restructuring” in journalism, we need to not worry or assume the world is ending. After reading a report about the “State of the News Media in 2015” by the Pew Research Center, I was reassured that this shift won’t shake everyone loose from the jobs they know… Continue reading Restructuring Into Digital Territory
We’ve all been there: we gripe and pity ourselves over how late into the night we’ve slaved over our homework assignment, and then once we finally get it submitted, brush our teeth and climb into our beloved beds, what do we do? We grab our phone to “just set our alarm.” I’m just going to… Continue reading The Mobile Majority: Mind Over Mass Media
In an attempt to blackout the media, could we do it? According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, nearly 64 percent of U.S. adults own a smartphone. With a smartphone comes a higher accessibility to social media, podcasts, online news sources and beyond. In an age where flip phones have transitioned to… Continue reading News Media: Could We Escape it if We Tried?
Significant growth in mobile news consumption has many publishers scrambling to accommodate on-the-go news consumers, but the Pew Research Center’s “State of the News Media 2015” report suggests that desktop users might not be getting the attention they deserves. While it is true that, according to the report, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites… Continue reading Traffic vs. Engagement: Which should a publisher prefer?
According to Pew Research Center’s “2015 State of the News Media” report, 91 percent of Americans aged 12 and over listened to AM/FM radio -proving that radio is here to stay. However, 50 percent of Americans reported listening to radio online over the last month, indicating that there is a definite shift in the way people are… Continue reading Mobile is a Necessary Step for the Future of Radio
It should come as no surprise that the news media is drastically changing. It should be expected that the media will adapt to cater to the next generation’s needs and wants. The transition from print media to mobile platforms has been mislabeled as the “death of journalism.” I like to think of it simply as the… Continue reading State of the News Media
Right off the bat, the Pew Research Center’s “State of the News Media 2015” reveals just how dramatically different humanity’s access to the news is now compared to “the good ole days.” “At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from… Continue reading Adapt or Die: A Tale of News, Mediums and Everything in Between
As the digital age has ushered in a new era in journalism, some mediums of old have not maintained their followership. Printed newspapers are not as widely read or circulated as they once were, and newsrooms everywhere have downsized on their departments for printed press. However, according to the 2015 State of the News Media… Continue reading Local Television News Still Has a Place in Media Landscape
By Erin Gray Studies show that many millennials get their news from Facebook or other social media platforms before getting news from the paper or from the local television station. Back in the day when my parents were young adults, they did not have cell phones (or the ones that they did have certainly were… Continue reading Times have changed and technology has changed