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The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age

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Five years ago in The Vanishing Newspaper, Philip Meyer offered the newspaper industry a business model for preserving and stabilizing the social responsibility functions of the press in a way that could outlast technology-driven changes in media forms. Now he has updated this groundbreaking volume, taking current declines in circulation and the number of dailies into cons...more
Paperback, Updated Second Edition, 264 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by University of Missouri (first published 2004)
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Pascal Lapointe
Un gros, très gros effort, pour mesurer ce qui semble impossible à mesurer : la crédibilité d’un journal. Si ses propriétaires choisissent de couper dans les budgets, comme ils le font presque tous depuis 20 à 30 ans, en-dessous de quel seuil la crédibilité du média sera-t-elle irrémédiablement endommagée?

La revue que fait Meyer des multiples études —nées du moment où, au tournant des anneés 1980, les éditeurs ont commencé à se rendre compte qu’ils avaient VRAIMENT un problème— est des plus rév...more
Leonardo Fontes
As propostas de Philip Meyer, em The Vanishing Newspaper, para salvar a indústria do jornalismo impresso são fundamentadas por pesquisas detalhadas, farto material estatístico e aplicação direta de técnicas das ciências sociais para identificar tendências ratificadoras de que investir em qualidade de conteúdo é a única saída lucrativa para o negócio.

Para Meyer, os jornais americanos, em nome das respostas de curto prazo exigidas pelo mercado financeiro, têm perdido a visão de longo prazo necessá...more
Michael
Like the Wire, it's a little out of date now, a little overly hopeful. Definitely constructed by a man with an agenda. But it's persuasive and could be of use in building something that will last or finding places that will. Also, it's novel to see some actual social science put to use instead of the constant bullshitting from NAA/SPJ/Poynter etc.
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Jun 21, 2007 m rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: journalists
Some good points in here but overall, far too many statistics, and far too many places in which it seems that those statistics might have been manipulated to get the desired result.
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