I have been thinking a lot about the value of news and exploring how news brings value to real people’s lives.
I woke up Sunday morning not realizing that I was not aware of the time change: I had not gotten this piece of information from my regular flow. Is this news or is this information? It was information I needed, so is that news? The dashboard on my WordPress blog reminded ! That intrigues me.
NPR’s Talk of the Nation focused today on the new Pew Report on the state of the news industry. Tom Rosensteil, a real expert here, identifies new trends, such as the continuing interest in legacy media. Here’s my short synopsis: economic models
are still emerging and still cannot support the many exciting content experiments. The most hopeful sign–a rebirth of the journalistic mission!!! I do believe a quality product will be economically viable.
Christine M. Tracy