Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

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The news media play a vital role in keeping the public informed and maintaining democratic processes. But that essential function has come under threat as emerging technologies and changing social trends, sped up by global economic turmoil, have disrupted traditional business models and practices, creating a financial crisis. Quality journalism is expensive to produce - so how will it survive as current sources of revenue shrink? qFunding Journalism in the Digital Ageq not only explores the current challenges, but also provides a comprehensive look at business models and strategies that could sustain the news industry as it makes the transition from print and broadcast distribution to primarily digital platforms. The authors bring widespread international journalism experience to provide a global perspective on how news organizations are evolving, investigating innovative commercial projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, South Korea, Singapore and elsewhere.In the United States, the iRex iLiad and Digital Reader 1 000 could be purchased online. ... The top of the range Sony Reader, the PRS-900 released in August 2009, cost about $400 at the time of writing, and had a 7-inch touch screen and virtual keyboard. ... Writers can also upload their books to the site for consumption.

Title:Funding Journalism in the Digital Age
Author:Jeff Kaye, Stephen Quinn
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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