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Magazines: at the bottom or top?

Many, many, many have talked about the threat of the new media against the old media. Now it’s the magazines’ turn. It is known Oprah’s magazine ‘O’ is struggling – which is in part due to the decreasing fan base of Ms. Winfrey herself, but partly also because the medium is outdated. Ms. Winfrey’s quote however brings a new perspective to the table, ”I don’t care what the form is, I care about what the message is.” (NYT) Continue Reading »

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TV is (still) in!

Whereas TV was thought to be dying alongside its other ‘old’ media friends, people have not given up yet on television.  It seems people still enjoy it (CNN).

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Truth hurts, doesn’t it Fox?

A funny and perfect example of what only confirms what I and many others with me think of Fox; being biased is their forte. Fox News interviewed an author and veteran defense reporter on the attack of The United States’ diplomatic compound in Libya, when the interviewee, Thomas Ricks, bashed Fox and accused the network of hyping up this attack. He was cut short and Fox did not let him have anymore airtime. Funny.

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The future of CNN

Jeff Zucker is hired as the new president of CNN Worldwide, and has a clear vision for starters. The current president of CNN, Jim Walton will resign at the end of the year as he wants make room for a new perspective, and Zucker offers that in his aim to ‘broaden the definition of news’ (MediaBistro).

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Election Night requires basic journalism

The 2012 Presidential election in the United States was unsurprisingly heavily covered by all TV networks throughout the past months. However, where the networks often go crazy on technological gadgets and techniques to perk up their broadcasts, they played it safe on election night. Apart from some holograms and state of the art virtual graphs, the networks slightly modernized the age-old news broadcasting setting and were more concerned with conveying the truth (TV Newser).

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Political tweeting

Whereas people in journalism are calling for not to trust Twitter as a viable source, Twitter self has now documented their tweets in a political engagement map. In this map, the tweets are representative of the most popular political issues and highest engagement  (Cnet.com). Luckily no blatant statements are made on whoever receive more tweets, is more popular. Because even the people from Twitter know tweeters are not representative of the public.

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Instragram’ing Sandy

As Gingras has said, the new digital era is inevitable for traditional media. But not to worry,  journalism foresees a bright future. As long if you’re working along with it. That is what Time Magazine has probably thought too. In their coverage of hurricane Sandy, the magazine the popular mobile app Instagram to cover breaking news with photographs (Forbes.com). While Instagram users already thought they were aspiring photographers, documenting their lunch and laying impressively a sepia filter over a picture of their newly bought lamp, now they have even more reasons to think so.

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