Is the business model behind News Corp.’s The Daily truly sustainable in today’s news industry? This is the most critical question that comes to my mind after learning about The Daily and what drives this “brand new” way to deliver news – both in its content/features, and the device through which it is delivered. I have [...]
I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Hala, Yale class of 2013, about her take on the protests that have been unfolding in the Middle East in the last few months (namely in Jordan and Bahrain). My goal was to gain an understanding of how she thought social media and new media sources [...]
In today’s digital age, there is a distinct clarity regarding the transition from pursuing/managing collaborative efforts and movements through real-life, physical measures, to strictly web-based methods. This unavoidable fact holds true for groups of all kinds – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, specific issue, motive, etc. The proliferation of social media has intensified this transition to [...]
In 2008, more than half of the ENTIRE adult population, including both internet users and non-users, went online to learn about the presidential campaign or get involved in the political process in some way, shape, or form. With that simple fact in mind, it is not really up for debate whether the internet has become a [...]
The foremost question that comes to my mind when reflecting on citizen journalism is how much legitimacy should we grant its products? The concept and value of citizen journalism is undoubtedly useful, but to a specific degree that I have yet to be able to determine.
From an economic standpoint, citizen journalism provides a resource to the [...]