Will Journalism Survive? April 14, 2010Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Civic Media, Convergence, Journalism, MIT5, News, Social Media, Trends, Web Video.
Tags: Journalism, MIT
While not dead, the news industry in the US is severely depleted and likely to diminish further, an MIT panel agree. But they also believe something vibrant and enduring might emerge from this period of digital disruption.
The key to survival in the digital age will involve using new tools to engage the many different publics, especially those who might have been alienated by a partisan or compliant media. There is a hunger for understanding the world around, and one way is to engage different audiences through a “partnership model,” where users inform the journalistic process.