In the Developing The Data Story seminar at news:rw last Friday, Professor Paul Bradshaw took the audience through the history of journalism and how it has adapted over the last decade to surmount several technological barriers.
The following diagram has been in my head for ages, but after the recent Huffington Post acquisition, it takes on increased importance. It describes how I see the publishing model surviving and thriving into the future. And coincidentally, it closely mirrors what the HuffPo do.
Aol have acquired not only a ferocious and driven editor-in-chief, but a new publishing model. The HuffPo has the following aspects of note:
What is Wikileaks?
Conceived in 2007, Wikileaks has this year become a household name after a series of controversial publishings of confidential military and diplomatic documents. To be precise, its sensitive publishings are submitted by mostly anonymous sources; within its first 12 months it had already accumulated a database of more than 1.2 million documents.
Following on from “Lowering the Cost of Journalism“, this post looks in more details at the various ways that journalism can be automated. There are three main types of journalistic automation: Automated Process, Automated Generation, and Automated Aggregation.
A couple of days ago, Kevin Anderson posted about “The Future of Context and the Future of Journalism,” and one phrase jumped out at me as I read his thoughts about the inundation of information.
Creating more duplicative content is only reinforcing the problem, causing audiences to shut off.