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Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News by Jeff Jarvis
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“my one great fear about advertising and media is that they, too, will become irrevocably unbundled, that marketers will no longer have need of media,”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“journalism that matters, arguing that if it is not advocacy, it is not journalism — that is, if it does not strive to have a positive impact on the lives of citizens, then it is not journalism.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Note well that investigative journalism springs mostly from two sources: whistleblowers’ leaks and beat reporters’ expertise.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“TV on the internet can now be freed from the need to fill a clock. It can expand past video.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“I’d like to see every news organization, large and small, newspaper and blog, sponsor FOIA clubs in their communities to get scores, hundreds, thousands of citizens helping to open up data.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Once the industry has been pared to its essence and its essentials, once we determine what matters most and needs protection, once we find the means to support that work, then journalism can grow again.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“News is a stream of events, questions (and sometimes answers), debate, increasing information, and evolving understanding.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“There are in fact no masses,” said sociologist Raymond Williams, “there are only ways of seeing people as masses.”11”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“In the future, journalists must ask: How do we encourage and support flows of information?”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Sometimes, news is best served fresh. Sometimes, it’s better when baked.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“A few people in a basement room take the best of that service and repackage it, freeze-drying it for print. Print becomes a promotional vehicle for the brand’s online services and a supplier of cash flow to subsidize research and development. That”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“You don’t make communities,” he said. “Communities already exist. They’re already doing what they want to do. The question you should be asking is how you can help them do what they want to do better.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Mobile isn’t just another content-delivery mechanism. Don’t try to be mobile first. Be user first. Context over content, that’s the lesson of mobile.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“When a TV network — not to pick on TV — devotes hours and hours to the salacious details of a crime of passion that affects none of our lives, is that advocacy? No. When an online site collects pictures of cute cats, is that advocacy? Hardly. When a newspaper devotes resources to covering football games, is that advocacy? Sorry, but no.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Do what you do best and link to the rest”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Nobody sells native advertising better than BuzzFeed, with an entire staff devoted to creating its trademark listicles and quizzes just for sponsors: “How To Rank Your Happiness By Jars Of Nutella®”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“This is why I like Diakopoulos’ approach of using technology to answer a need. He identifies four news consumers needs:     1.    staying informed; 2.    gaining personal identity (through, for example, reinforcing one’s values); 3.    integrating and interacting socially (finding the basis for conversation); and 4.    being entertained. He next defines 10 key journalistic functions:     1.    truth 2.    independence 3.    impartiality 4.    public interest 5.    watchdogging 6.    organizing forums 7.    informing 8.    storytelling 9.    aggregating 10.    sensemaking”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Then I narrowed the definition of the journalism sharply to focus on the journalism that matters, arguing that if it is not advocacy, it is not journalism — that is, if it does not strive to have a positive impact on the lives of citizens, then it is not journalism. If it does not hold power to account on behalf of citizens, it is not journalism. If it merely covers the baseball game or the county fair or the latest fire, that is not necessarily journalism. Journalism changes its world.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“Should we continue to serve people as a mass now that we can serve and connect them as individuals?”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“They are all fighting to know who we are, where we are, and what we want.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“digital subscribers produce a new revenue stream estimated at $160 million a year.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“As content creators, we separate ourselves from the public while we create our product until we are finished and make it public — because that is what our means of production and distribution long demanded; only now are we learning to collaborate during the process.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“TV news — especially local TV news — sucks. It favors heat over light. It repeats much, saying little. It goes overboard on weather, sticking rulers in the snow to show how it grows or standing in the wind to prove it blows. It adores fires — which, though terrible for those in their path, usually affect few — because TV news values video über alles. It delivers BREAKING NEWS that isn’t breaking at all but is too often long-over, repetitive, obvious, or trivial.”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
“rewritemen,64 movie and TV critics, business columnists, golf writers, assistant managing editors, or the expense accounts that have sent 4,000 reporters to Rome to cover”
Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News