From Poynter.org: Every teacher knows that pit-of-the-stomach moment when you head into a new term and ask yourself the tough question: What can I be doing to make this course better? Read more.
From Poynter.org: This Mobile Media blog turned a year old on Jan. 21, 2010. It started with a write-up of a blog post by Chip Oglesby: “Newspapers need to connect their content to smart devices, location awareness.” More than 1,000 other updates followed. Read more.
From Poynter.org: In approving the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal on Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission has endorsed, at least in principle, a proposal to forge new partnerships between at least four NBC TV stations around the country and local nonprofit news outlets. Read more.
From Poynter.org: Despite newsroom layoffs in 2010 and economic forecasts that this may be a tough year for media companies, several top investigative journalists say 2011 could be a turning point for their craft. Read more.
From Poynter.org: by Rick Edmonds. The announcement today of Reuters’ launch of an American wire service has already been well-reported and well-analyzed. So here are seven quick thoughts on what is in the deal for Reuters and its first client, Tribune Co., and what the new service may mean for readers and the rival Associated Press. Read more.
From Poynter.org. The Year in Media. The top 10 Romenesko posts of 2010. Read more.
From Poynter.org, by Mallary Jean Tenore:
It’s been six years since Tom Brokaw stepped down as anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” but he’s just as committed to journalism as he ever was. Read complete interview.
Revenues from newspapers have fallen by about one-third at the Associated Press since 2008, from $220 million a year to about $140 million in 2010, and now make up just over 20 percent of the organization’s total revenue. From Poynter.org
NPR won an Online Journalism Award Saturday night for its outstanding use of emerging platforms. From Poynter.org
From Poynter.org – National Public Radio announced the kick-off of Impact of Government, an ambitious local-national journalism initiative that will add editorial resources and reporters to NPR member stations in all 50 states, to better inform the public about the impact that the actions of state governments has on citizens and communities. [Read more...]