[AEJMC Newspaper Division list] name change
corrigan at timesnewspapers.com
Tue Aug 10 15:00:10 CDT 2010
I would rather be an older, sustainable dinosaur, than an
unsustainable tiny, furry, cutting-edge mammal living in the trees.
I appreciate that the academic community is doing forward-thinking
research on how they can change news, “and build a business model...”
etc., etc. Let us know when you have a business model that pays for
Web site news. In the mean time, we newspaper dinosaurs will
continue to subsidize the new social media with our print income.
By the way, one of the best panels at AEJMC was the good news about
Community Journalism. Great news about the start-ups in this area of
print. Great advice on taking all of the newspaper off the Web sites for
free, and just using the web sites for niché news/marketing/advertising.
I am all for a schism: Dinosaurs remain in the Newspaper Division.
Tiny, furry, cutting-edge mammals go to the New Digital Microblogging
Looking-For-A-Business Model Division.
On Aug 10, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Everbach, Tracy wrote:
> Thank you for saying that, Carrie Brown. All this talk about the
> name avoids the real discussion.
> We don't want to be seen as dinosaurs, unwilling to change.
> Tracy Everbach, Ph.D.
> Assistant professor
> Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
> University of North Texas
> 1155 Union Circle #311460
> Denton, TX 76203-5017
> From: news-list-bounces at aejmc.net [news-list-bounces at aejmc.net] On
> Behalf Of Carrie Brown [carrielisabrown at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 1:26 PM
> To: news-list at aejmc.net
> Subject: Re: [AEJMC Newspaper Division list] name change
> Just a quick two cents. I personally don't care passionately about
> the name - as I believe Phil Meyer said, it's not so much about
> what the individual division is named but about the overall
> organization of AEJMC. But the passionate defenses of newsprint on
> this listserv do, with all due respect, convince younger faculty
> members such as myself and folks in the industry of our increasing
> lack of relevance (e.g. http://www.digitaldeliverance.com/
> 2010/07/31/aejmc/). Regardless of the high esteem we may place on
> newspapers, my research partner and I have collectively spent
> months actually visiting them and conducting well over 100
> interviews in the past two years, and what they are desperately in
> need of from the academic community is forward-thinking research on
> how they can change, build a business model, and enhance the core
> values of journalism using the many tools the Web makes available
> to us. I'd like to see the same level of passion and interest in
> THAT kind of discussion as I so frequently hear from this division
> about how sad or scary change is and how we must continue to
> venerate newsprint.
> Carrie Brown-Smith, Ph.D
> Assistant Professor
> University of Memphis
> Department of Journalism
> 314 Meeman
> cell: 202-251-5719
> Brown.Carrie at memphis.edu<mailto:Brown.Carrie at memphis.edu>
> carrielisabrown at gmail.com<mailto:carrielisabrown at gmail.com>
> If, and only if, journalists themselves become active, aggressive
> and vocal participants in the debate and the decisions about the
> future of journalism and, with public support, can successfully
> navigate the transition into cyberspace with their stated values
> intact, will journalism or democracy survive the 21st Century...."
> --Bill Kovach
> DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON JOURNALISM
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