Studio 20 Professor Named Executive Producer of...
Studio 20 Professor Jason Samuels has been named the executive producer of the BET news’ live coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address. In this role, Professor Samuels will oversee two hours of special live coverage which will air on BET, BET HD, and BET International, including live analysis and an in-depth look back at President Obama’s first...
Rosen: "Journalism" and "the media" are not...
Studio 20 Director Jay Rosen writes about the differences in MIT’s Technology Review. “Journalism, the practice, is not “the media,” although for many years most of the journalism that got done was done inside the media industry. Now that industry is in trouble, but not because people no longer want to be informed or entertained (they still do). Rather, the social...
Mediabistro on Rosen and Shirky
Studio 20 Professor Jay Rosen interviewed Clay Shirky as part of the “Primary Sources” series last night. Mediabistro.com wrote about the event below. NYU Media Professors Discuss Future Of Media By Looking Back By Drew Grant on Dec 04, 2009 09:30 AM Last night, New York University hosted a panel in its continuing “Primary Sources” series focusing on journalism,...
Jay Rosen and Clay Shirky on new media
Interview: Studio 20 Professor Jay Rosen interviewed Clay Shirky about new media's present and future in the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute's "Primary Sources" Series. Two Studio 20 students, Matylda Czarnecka and Anjali Mullany (@matylda and @anjalimullany) live-tweeted the talk. Tweets are in reverse-chronological order:
Shirky: The internet is partly a lens to understand changes in media that are happening.
Shirky: The clash and tension b/w Internet’s “middle layer” and “the” media is fueling the most interesting sections about what’s happening
Rosen: That’s why i study the media
Rosen: If I had the internet when I was marooned on the end of my television set (growing up), I would have been in paradise.
Rosen: The Internet is very good at forwarding info that contradicts what you’re reporting.
Rosen: Level of professionalism in journalism has gone up, but confidence in journalism has gone down.
Shirky: Currently, there is almost no-one for whom the infallibility of news orgs is a background assumption.
Rosen: People did have doubts about the info they were given, but didn’t know others had same doubts. Now those people can find each other.
Rosen: In the age of big media, all connected to big media, but not to each other.
Shirky: How will people who normally don’t care about the news suddenly be alarmed when something bad happens? Was role of the front page.
Shirky: We should also attend to the needs of the general population of non-newshounds.
Shirky: We are in paradise if what you care about is access to information, but infovores are a tiny percent.
Shirky: Many publics assembled in a newspaper audience, but we call it “the” public.
Shirky: The paper comes in sections not so that sports fans can learn about Honduras, but so sports fans can take the sports section out.
Shirky: When you start looking at reporting from the demand side, you see that newspapers always served the minority class.
Rosen: Journalists have mistaken newspaper, broadcast *production* demands for *journalism* demands.
Shirky: Old media types act like the news industry was in a golden era before the rise of the Internet.
Shirky: In times of crisis, one of the reflexive strategies is to declare the period that ended 5 years ago as the golden era
Shirky: The news business is shifting. If all the former income came back tomorrow, very little of the current pressures would go away.
Shirky: The wrong notion is “if we can just return the income every year, we can reverse the flow of time.”
Shirky: Business issues are foreign to journos - they've never been involved with those issues before.
Shirky: Journalists were like kept women up until the end of last year. Told not to worry about the money.
Shirky: Journalism is actualy "daily-ism." Rosen: It's daily bookkeeping.
Rosen: Political reporters learn how to look at politics and people "out there" though lens of people trying to win the election
Rosen: "Political reporters are behaviorists (but they don't know they are behaviorists)."
Rosen: People in professional media covering politics are actually not identifying much with the person at home.
Rosen: There are very few people who know how to use the Internet to get volunteers to do something coordinated.
Shirky: "It was only this spring that newspapers became post-inevitable." (Prior to then, assumed they would inevitably continue as-is.)
Shirky: What I saw happen in newspapers [in 90s] is everyone who said "look what's happening outside" were treated as if they were crazy
What Are Journalism Schools For?
Studio 20 Professor Jay Rosen responds in a GRITtv interview with Laura Flanders: “In the past, journalism schools have always been able to train people in skills for slots in stable media empires, and now those empires are crumbling. So, what we need to do in journalism school is engage our students in the puzzle of what the next journalism system looks like and teach them to be...
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