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July 21, 2009 / compassioninpolitics

Journalism 2.0: the Future of Journalism Syllabus

Journalism 2.0: the Future of Online Journalism Syllabus

I’ve sampled about 1/3 of a future of journalism syllabus from an ASU “The Future of Journalism” syllabus which focuses on new business models for online and new media journalism. At the end I’ve added my own suggestions on Journalism 2.0, social media, and Google literacy:

Day 1: Several approaches to new business models for journalism

Making Money from Journalism New Media Business Models for the 21st Century Newsroom (part 5)

Model for the 21st Century Newsroom (part 2)

Model for the 21st Century Newsroom (part 3)

Model for the 21st Century Newsroom (part 6)

A Model for the 21st Century Newsroom (part 1)

The New Business Models for the News Aren’t that New

New Business Models for News (a power point presentation on Slide share by Jeff Jarvis)

Craig Newmark: Observations from the New Business Models for News Summit

Day 2: Operating Models for the Future of Journalism

This Just In, the Guy Next Door

Hype and Hyper local: the fall of Backfence

The Programmer as Journalist: a Q & A with Adrian Holovaty

Group Plans to Provide Investigative Journalism

Washington Post Reporters to Join Politics Website

Politico Mojo

Take a look at the Politico.

Take a look at Minn Post, Crosscut, Voice of San Diego and New Haven’s Independent. All are linked from the above story

How an Electronic Newspaper Could Become More Profitable

(with slight edits from McGuire on media)

Hyper local media Sites Learn How to Serve Small Communities from PBS Mediashift

Also check out:, Philly, News, and the B-Ham’s hyperlocal. Also the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the BBC are instructive as well regarding the new face of new media journalism and journalism 2.0.

Keeping up with the latest at Online Journalism Blog, Media Shift, J-Lab, the Nieman Journalism Lab, and can also be helpful.

More to come…


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  1. compassioninpolitics / Jul 22 2009 12:08 am

    Taking a look at
    as well as Junta, which discusses the future of content online may also prove helpful.

    I fundamentally believe that an introduction to Google literacy and social networking are likewise critical to a comprehensive understanding to media and online journalism literacy. For instance, the use of Facebook and the free social networking platform Ning (see this example: is hard to overlook.

    I’m not sure you can effectively understand this change without an understanding of disruption, how media travels online, user interface, and at least a chapter out of the Cluetrain Manifesto and perhaps with a mention of Weinberger’s second book. Seems odd that journalism professors would discuss these issues without at least mentioning such a classic text. For instance, this journalism syllabus points to the Cluetrain as a reference point:

    Answering the question: what defines exchange value online is likewise critical.

    Some mention of video, mobile, aggregation, tagging, and using web 2.0 sourcing tools for journalism would also be nice. Further, an interest in the anthropology of the online audience and metrics is critical as well.

    To be fair, the lack of “business model” focus is perhaps what other syllabus’s in this space lack. That said, its a fantastic bibliography on the issues of journalism 2.0 and social media.

    On a side note, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out Rheingolds digital journalism syllabus:

    Finally: this piece from Poynter which details the 11 layers of citizen journalism, along with providing examples of each is a seminal piece:

  2. Mark Potts / Jul 22 2009 2:13 pm

    If you’d like to present an accurate, firsthand view of what happened at Backfence–rather than the uninformed speculation in the post you site–you might try this:

  3. compassioninpolitics / Jul 23 2009 10:37 am

    Thanks for clarifying that Mark.

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