But the study needed lots of context that an organization committed to excellence in journalism should provide. For instance: (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Project for Excellence in Journalism’
Posted in How News Happens, Innovation in the media, tagged academic research, Carl Bernstein, citizen journalism, Donald Barlett, Esther Thorson, Ida Tarbell, James Steele, Joseph Pulitzer, Margaret Duffy, Mi Jahng, Missouri School of Journalism, Nick Bergus, Pew Research Center, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Robert Woodward, State of the News Media, TBD Community Network, Twitter, William Randolph Hearst on July 15, 2010| 18 Comments »
For academics studying whether “citizen journalism” is going to “replace” traditional journalism, let me save you some time: It won’t. It’s not trying to. It shouldn’t.
Journalism is not, never has been and should not become a zero-sum game.
A study by a team of five university researchers showed a fairly common old-media bias in comparing citizen media sites to traditional media in 46 metro areas. The title of a report on the study by Missouri School of Journalism researchers Margaret Duffy, Esther Thorson and Mi Jahng describes the flawed premise: “Comparing Legacy News Sites with Citizen News and Blog Sites: Where’s the Best Journalism?” (more…)
Posted in How News Happens, Innovation in the media, Journalism, Media issues, tagged astrogirl's galaxy guide, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, Friends of The Senator, How News Happens, Jim Cramer, Jon Stewart, Laura Serena, Mark Potts, Pew Research Center, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Sean Hannity, Senator Theatre, The Daily Show, Tom Rosenstiel on January 16, 2010| 38 Comments »
Note: I have added an update, in bold below, since originally posting this.
A study of Baltimore news sources was more deeply flawed than I initially realized.
I blogged Monday about weaknesses in the How News Happens study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and about the misinterpretation of the report by many journalists and media outlets. After further study of my own and a response from Tom Rosenstiel, director of PEJ, I have concluded that old-media biases by the researchers were so profound that they truly didn’t understand the “news ecosystem” they were studying. (more…)
Posted in Breaking news, How News Happens, Innovation in the media, Media issues, Twitter, tagged Bill Mitchell, blogging, David Carr, How News Happens, Los Angeles Times, Mark Potts, New York Times, Pew Research Center, Poynter, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Twitter on January 11, 2010| 36 Comments »
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…)