I followed this up with a subsequent post on Saturday, Jan. 16.
The reaction to How News Happens may tell us more about the news industry than the study itself does.
The study of the news ecosystem in Baltimore was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, and news of the report was first published Sunday. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, editorsweblog and more tweets than I could count trumpeted the finding that most news originates with newspapers and those upstart blogs contribute barely a trickle of original news. The favorite fact cited was that 95 percent of stories reporting fresh information came from the endangered old media, newspapers primarily. (more…)