05 Aug 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Journalism, 0 Comments

Legacy media, the Internet, and journalism: a roundup

Legacy media are affected by a tectonic shift: First, declining audience translates into lower advertising revenue; second, the abundance of advertising space on the Internet lowers ad prices dramatically; and third, subscription and sales revenues are going down as well. Aside from volunteering, alternative ways of news media financing are therefore being considered.

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22 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Television, 0 Comments

Micromanaging news on commercial TV?

News consumption is a function of the education level of a society and of citizens’ sense of ownership of the public sphere. Forcing media businesses to dangle news as a carrot in front of an apathetic audience will not help.

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