Posts tagged reporters

CW Anderson on new ways of reporting (hint: cite gadflies)

In this video, CUNY Professor CW Anderson tells us why reporters need to change the way they see themselves and their work. In the past, he says, reporting was a fairly routine job — you knew who knew what, and you were the one who broke the story. But anyone working in a newsroom today, he says, has to consider the gadflies. We’ll upload more videos on this topic and others from our talk with Chris over the next few days.

CW Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Media Culture at CUNY, where he teaches Entrepreneurial Journalism and covers topics such as journalism’s place in culture and changing definitions of the “audience.” He regularly blogs for Nieman Lab and The Atlantic, and his book Networking the News: The Struggle to Rebuild Metropolitan Journalism, 1997-2011 will be released later this year by Temple University Press.

Will Bigger Ever Mean Better?

Via Business Insider:

Here’s a startling statistic about the enormous bet AOL is making on content:

AOL’s newsroom is now bigger than the New York Times’.

Come again?

AOL’s news and content operation now has three main parts: Huffington Post, Patch, and the legacy AOL brands and sites. At last count, Patch had about 800 editorial staffers, Huffpo about 200, and the rest of AOL about 300.

Add all those together and you get ~1,300, which is more than the New York Times’ ~1,200.

John Stewart: When Reporters Attack

CNN and Fox get into a scuffle & Nancy Grace refuses to let science get in the way of her narrative.

We're Number 188!

File under: at least you’re not a roustabout.

In its annual rankings of the 200 best and worst jobs in the US, CareerCast slots newspaper reporter in at 188.

Photojournalist comes in at 185.

Software Engineer claims the top spot.

Quick hit list via the WSJ. Detailed list via CareerCast.

News Vets Coming to Patch

Via LA Times

The remarkable thing about Patch, besides its explosive growth… is how it’s no longer luring just rookies but, more recently, a cadre of seasoned news veterans. Many of the journalists are returning to the sort of work they did when they started in journalism decades ago

The news pros are bringing writing chops and a touch of savvy to the fledgling news operation, which has been better known as the first employer of recent journalism school grads. Patch needs that kind of consistency — not the burnout and turnover that afflicted some of its initial battalion of young editors — if it is to build credibility in communities where it’s still largely unknown.