Posts Tagged ‘future of journalism’

A Riposte to Colleague Bernard Stein’s Things Are Great With D:F/M Journalism – Part I

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Serious journalism and media students on this campus don’t realize, or maybe “don’t imagine” is a better phrase, with whom they are competing  for the best internships. It’s not just students from City University of New York or NYU and Fordham and other local higher ed institutions but The Ivy League, The Big Ten, Rutgers, The Big 12 and more. That’s because New York City is the nation’s media mecca and attracts the attention of fortune hunters from around the country if not the globe.

That realization caused this writer to connect early on with organizations like the Center for Communication, The Business Press Education Foundation, The American Society of Magazine Editors, New America Media, The Independent Press Association (now defunct), The Robert McCormick Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Foreign Press Association of New York, the Poynter Institute and numerous others.

It also was the primary reason for starting the WORD. So, when a Colleague trumpets thef message (see below) celebrating D:F/M’s debauched journalism effort, I struggle to suppress the scream.


REBOOT.FCC.GOV Blog: Future of Journalism, Ad Nauseam Not

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

By Andrew Kaplan

Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, Delivers 2010 Commencement Speech on Future of Media, Excerpt:

The media reform movement, as always, is mainly focused on limiting the power of big media companies and on improving public access. Therefore, its main causes regarding the Internet are universal broadband access, so that everybody everywhere can have fast service, and net neutrality, so that Internet service providers have to continue giving every user equal access to every Web site.

Internet service providers, as always, are pushing back against the media reform movement—and journalists are almost nowhere to be found in the debate. Read entire blog here. is the Federal Communication Commission’s website for discussion on how to transform the FCC into a model of excellence in government.

Future of Journalism, Manhattan Institute – Et Al

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The institute is organizing a February 23 symposium about the future of journalism in the Internet age. Professor Lisa George, Hunter economics department, who said Hunter President Raab asked her to participate in the symposium, sent a notice to this instructor. George said she will be hosting an academic conference at Hunter’s Roosevelt House October 15, 16 about, tentatively, the impact of technology on markets for news and information.

The Future of Journalism is on a myriad of minds and has been showing up in a myriad of theaters and arenas. The Future of Journalism Education lags.

More than a year ago, this instructor participated in a discussion at the Poynter Institute about the future of journalism. He also participated in a discussion at the McCormick Foundation several weeks before the week-long workshop at Pointer. That discussion was about funding future J-enterprises, thus, The Future of Journalism was a significant part of that discussion. There have been lots of discussions and seminars and mini-docus and workshops showing up on cable and the  Internet.

So, where stands D:F/M? Hope here is that the Duh is not significant. I can’t wait to get started on this thread.