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Katharina Brunner

Bloggin' since 2007

Was ich gestern im Zug gelesen habe (und interessant war)

The future of news is… Sasha Fierce

Das Nieman Lab der Harvard Universität, das die Debatte um den Journalismus der Gegenwart und Zukunft entscheidend prägt, hat Medienmenschen gefragt, was sie von 2014 erwarten. Einer der Beiträge ist von der Technologie-Journalistin der New York Times Jenna Wortham und handelt vom direct-to-consumer model am Beispiel des neues Albums von Beyoncé. Der entscheidende Absatz:

„Her monumental success with the release may also be an indicator that the direct-to-consumers model, the same one that startups like streaming services VHX and ebooks startups like Emily Books are using, can create increasingly viable and sustainable businesses. Beyoncé’s album is currently only available through iTunes: People had to pay for the content and download it in order to listen to it. And many, including myself, didn’t hesitate to buy it, and those of us who did are not disappointed. The digital-first release didn’t compromise the quality or the originality of the album — it’s one of her best releases to date. The demand is there if the experience is new enough and original enough.“

(Markierung von mir)

Power and Responsibility
Wirklich kein leichter Text (nicht sprachlich, sondern thematisch), bei dem ich nicht sicher bin, ob ich ihn ganz verstanden habe. Trotzdem unbedingt lesen!


Er beginnt so:

„The doorbell rang one morning while I was getting ready for work. My then-boyfriend was asleep in our room. The dogs were quiet. The house was at rest. I walked downstairs to answer the door.“

Paying more attention to the public

Nochmal Nieman mit folgendem Konflikt: Was berichten Medien vs. was wollen die Konsumenten.

„So if 2013 has brought us two powerful reminders of the market failures of high quality and public-service journalism in the digital age, then what might we expect for 2014? Economically strapped and disheartened after years of losing ground, leading news organizations might finally begin paying more attention to what the public does and deliver services and products to meet it where it is at. But what is it that the public wants and what will be the consequences of catering to their preferences?

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But what does the public want? The answer is again two words: straight news. A concise and straightforward rendition of the main facts is the format of the majority of the most popular stories in the sample, with feature-style storytelling coming in a distant second place.“

Die Linke hat auch keine Antwort
Ein Interview, wie es mir in den Kram passt: Kritik an der Volkswirtschaftslehre gepaart mit der Forderung nach mehr Dogmengeschichte in der Ökonomie – keine Überraschung, schließlich ist der Befragte Philip Mirowski Wirtschaftshistoriker.

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