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Future of news reporting

Screenshot from ProPublica website

Today in Introduction to Mass Communication, we’re doing to talk about social media and future of the news gathering. Links:

Questions for discussion:

  • How have digital technology and the Internet disrupted traditional news media organizations?
  • How have media organizations responded?
  • What is the role of the media in our democracy?
  • What is the driving force behind most media organizations?
  • Are for-profit business models the best way to gather and distribute news?
  • Give some examples of non-profit journalism organizations?
  • What are citizen journalists?

Download writing assignment, due Nov. 21.

Wild growth: 10 Facts About Mobile

10 Facts about Mobile by MobiThinking

  1. There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that’s 77 percent of the world population). Growth is led by China and India.
  2. Half of Facebook’s users accessed the site through their mobile devices in July 2011.
  3. Top mobile network operator for subscribers and revenues is China Mobile; for average revenue per user is 3UK; for lowest monthly churn is NTT DOCOMO Japan; and for proportion of revenues from data is Smart Philippines.
  4. Half a billion people accessed mobile Internet worldwide in 2009. Usage is expected to double within five years as mobile overtakes the PC as the most popular way to get on the Web. Continue reading