The Digital Landscape: What’s Next for News?

El futuro (digital) de las noticias, que no de los (sin futuro) periodistas

Nieman Reports publica el informe más esperado de 2010

El futuro (digital) de las noticias, que no de los (sin futuro) periodistas
Nieman Reports. The Digital Landscape: What’s Next for News?

Desde cómo se verá afectada la narración de historias hasta la realidad aumentada, pasando por el iPad y la web semántica

La Universidad de Harvard ha colgado íntegro en la web el informe (en inglés) más esperado del año sobre Periodismo elaborado por la Nieman Foundation.

Bajo el título The Digital Landscape: What’s Next for News?, recoge una ingente cantidad de análisis con pautas para poder interpretar el futuro de las noticias.

Y el enfoque de partida parece el correcto: estudiar cómo el cerebro de la nuevas generaciones se enfrentan con sus nuevos hábitos cambiantes al viaje del acceso de la información, donde la lectura profunda es cosa del pasado, el video será el rey y el atractivo de la multitarea.

Recomendamos que guarda el enlace y utilice el informe como material de cabecera y de reflexión. Está en inglés, pero con Google Translator se consigue una decente traducción al español.


The Digital Landscape: What’s Next for News?

By Melissa Ludtke, Editor

Brain Power

Feeling the Heat: The Brain Holds Clues for Journalism. By Jack Fuller

‘This rise in emotional intensity poses a real problem for serious journalists … . The sciences of the mind offer a lot of help if we are willing to learn from them.’

Our ‘Deep Reading’ Brain: Its Digital Evolution Poses Questions, By Maryanne Wolf

‘The reading circuit’s very plasticity is also its Achilles’ heel. It can be fully fashioned over time and fully implemented when we read, or it can be short-circuited …’

Novelty and Testing: When the Brain Learns and Why It Forgets
By Russell Poldrack

Thinking About Multitasking: It’s What Journalists Need to Do. By Clifford Nass

Heavy media multitaskers ‘are often influenced by intervening content. News articles are therefore going to require more recapitulations and reminders to help readers pick up where they left off.’

Watching the Human Brain Process Information. Conversation with Marcel Just

‘We measure the amount of brain activity while somebody’s doing something. You can’t generate more activity beyond a certain point. There’s an upper limit.’

A Big Question: ‘How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?’. By John Brockman

Edge posed this question; discover how a wide range of thinkers responded.

Origins of Edge Digital Youth

Critical Thinking About Journalism: A High School Student’s View By Lucy Chen

Lessons for the Future From the First Post-Pokémon Generation By Mizuko Ito

‘Creating interest-driven content and programming that is easily shared, interactive and participatory is key to unlocking the power of networked media.’

Digital Demands: The Challenges of Constant Connectivity Excerpts from Frontline’s “Digital Nation” interview with Sherry Turkle

‘We’re becoming quite intolerant of letting each other think complicated things.’

Generational Divide: Digital Technology’s Paradoxical Message Excerpts from the BBC’s interview with Sherry Turkle

Understanding the iGeneration—Before the Next Mini-Generation Arrives By Larry Rosen

‘As the pace of technological change accelerates, mini-generations are defined by their distinctive patterns of media use, levels of multitasking, and preferred methods of communication.’

Revealing the Digital News Experience—For Young And Old By Amy Mitchell

In surveys and analysis, the Pew Research Center illuminates the ever-changing course of Americans’ digital habits.

Journalism: English for the 21st Century By Esther Wojcicki

‘The two main drives in teenagers’ lives are for independence and acceptance; our approach to journalism supports these drives through favoring freedom of expression and showcasing student work on a variety of public platforms.’

E-Textbooks to iPads: Do Teenagers Use Them? By Esther Wojcicki

‘… I didn’t anticipate the heated debates we would have about the impact of these emerging digital platforms or the intensity of our discussions about the future of e-textbooks, journalism, and reading in general.’

The Future of News: What Ninth-Grade Students Think

News Literacy Project: Students Figure Out What News and Information to Trust By Alan C. Miller Curator’s Corner

‘Without a demand for quality journalism (on any platform) from the next generation, what future will it have?’

Fairness as an Essential Ingredient in News Reporting By Bob Giles Nieman Notes

The Nieman Foundation’s Taylor Family Award recognizes journalistic fairness—and we learn from the stories it honors how newspapers achieve it.

From Rejection to Success—With ‘Radiohead Journalism’ By Paige Williams

In a crowdfunding experiment that earned back what it cost to report a story, a writer discovers a fresh, but unproven, path for long narrative stories.

Class Notes Compiled by Jan Gardner

A Nation’s Past and Promise: A Shift in the Meaning of American Symbols An Essay in Words and Photographs by Derrick Z. Jackson New News

News in the Age of Now By Nicholas Carr

‘On the Web, skimming is no longer a means to an end but an end in itself. That poses a huge problem for those who report and publish the news.’

There’s More to Being a Journalist Than Hitting the ‘Publish’ Button By Douglas Rushkoff
For better or worse, the Internet is ‘biased to the amateur and to the immediate.’

Categorizing What Works—So We Can Apply Those Lessons to Future Endeavors By Michele McLellan

As journalism heads into digital territory, an exploration of online news sites reveals 100 that offer promising pathways.

Establishing a Digital Value for Watchdog Reporting By Stephen Janis

‘Our impulse as digital journalists is to innovate—and this means finding stories that aren’t being covered by other news media in Baltimore and doing what we can to illuminate them in ways that propel people to act.’

A Message for Journalists: It’s Time to Flex Old Muscles in New Ways By Ken Doctor

‘We’ll learn by trying new ways of doing what we’ve done with news, by putting ourselves visibly in the social media mix, and by using the emerging tools of daily communication in all aspects of our work.’

Twitter: Can It Be a Reliable Source of News? By Janic Tremblay

‘I came to understand that there is a science to this quest for creating the right network. It’s an empirical process, one that requires lots of time and thought and effort.’

YouTube’s Ecosystem for News By Steve Grove

‘Our users innovate at an extraordinary pace and in ways that amaze us, make our world more transparent, and change the way we consume information and are informed.’

Video Games: What They Can Teach Us About Audience Engagement By James Paul Gee

‘… we learn differently from content-driven media than we do from media driven by choice and problem solving.’

News-Focused Game Playing: Is It a Good Way to Engage People in an Issue? By Nora Paul and Kathleen A. Hansen

‘Ultimately our challenge will be to determine which metrics for successful storytelling turn out to be most important in the digital environment.’

Playing the News Moves Into the Classroom
By Nora Paul and Kathleen A. Hansen Hacks + Hackers

Hacks/Hackers: Bringing Journalists and Technologists Together By Burt Herman

‘We’re all trying to figure out what works, and that’s really the key to innovation: a tolerance for failure and embrace of experimentation.’

Joining Digital Forces Strengthens Local Investigative Reporting By Brant Houston

‘Our goal is to build online tools that the people can easily use to enhance their ability as watchdogs—whether they are citizens or journalists.’

The Peril and Promise of the Semantic Web By Andrew Finlayson

What is the role of the journalist as computers become more adept at pulling together data from different sources?

For a Start-up, Machine-Generated Stories Are the Name of the Game By Jan Gardner

Journalism on the Map: A Case for Location-Aware Storytelling By Krissy Clark

‘Every place has a story, and every story has a place.’

Digital Immersion: Augmenting Places With Stories And Information By Mike Liebhold

‘News organizations and start-up entrepreneurs are only beginning to explore the potential of augmented reality.’

The Future of Storytelling: A Participatory Endeavor Conversation with V. Michael Bove, Jr.

At the Center for Future Storytelling, researchers envision how technology can give people more control over TV programs they encounter and stories they follow.

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Finding the Sweet Spot By Hanson Hosein

‘Old metrics for credibility and trust no longer guide us, nor does trust emanate exclusively from the power of a brand name or from the overpowering resources of a recognized institution.’

Apple’s iPad Meets Hamlet’s Blackberry By Peter Cobus

History teaches that ‘long-established media technologies, when faced with the prospect of commercial extinction, counter with their own dialectic.’

The Tablet’s Mobile Multimedia Revolution: A Reality Check By Juan Antonio Giner

‘In my opinion, tablets, like the Internet in the past, are fantastic opportunities, not just devices on which to perform the same old tricks.’

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