By Jack Nissen Reporter | Spartans Innovate During each news day at WJBK in Southfield, there is a five-hour period where the cameras go dark, the sets remain empty and channel 2 stays quiet. Then, every so often, Laura Moore, the assistant news director of the TV station, takes the station’s iPad, logs into Periscope… Continue reading Journalism on the Move: How is live streaming going to change the field?
According to Buzzfeed, there are precisely 31 grilled cheeses that are better than a boyfriend. Recorded in the article, with a sub-header of “Valentine’s Day is nice, but you’d probably rather have dinner with THESE hotties,” is one of the pop culture site’s listicles that unveils anything from the “Pulled Short Rib Grilled Cheese with… Continue reading Journalism’s Gray Area Is More Black And White Than You’d Think
Let the reality set in One of the hardest things about being a journalist nowadays is competing with the rest of the world to provide information. The internet has made it very easy for anyone to search any kind of information and for anyone to get just the information they want. “The world has divided… Continue reading Fact Advisor: Because Your Friend’s Status is Absolute BS
But what does that mean for everyone caught in between? At a time when journalism is dealing with incredibly fast change within its ranks, the purchase of a newspaper appears perplexing. It’s hard to see the specific journey one publication might take, let along the entire field. Where is the advantage in owning something that could… Continue reading When It Comes To Digital Against Print, We Know Who Will Win
It seems that an application that increased the refresh period from 60 seconds down to 15 has dramatically changed the way the rest of the world watched the results tally up from Iowa. “The Globe’s tweets linking to the app pulled in about 10 times the traffic that the Globe normally gets to article pages via… Continue reading For Election Results so Close, only the Fastest will do
Picture found on Technobuffalo.com by Jack Nissen To title the The New Republic’s article: “The End of the Dark Ages of Podcasting” is to claim this form journalism had dark ages. I take issue with this statement. Podcasting is not rising from the ashes. It isn’t some fallen-from-grace brand of story telling that is suddenly experiencing a… Continue reading Puh…Puh…Puh…Podcasts!
I’d like to start with a quote from Chris Hughes from The New Yorker: “Hughes insisted that deep reporting and ideas would still be important to the magazine. “That’s not enough,” he added. “We also have to do videos. We also have to do interactive graphics. We also have to be increasingly smarter–we’ve already made… Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race
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