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Newsroom Of The Future

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Newsroom Of The Future

  1. 1. The Next Newsroom
  2. 2. State of the newspaper industry
  3. 3. Inside Newsrooms Today <ul><li>Shrinking resources </li></ul><ul><li>Still not online first </li></ul><ul><li>Culture resists change </li></ul><ul><li>Low morale </li></ul>
  4. 4. Knight Foundation News Challenge <ul><li>EveryBlock.com </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Media incubators </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism degrees for programers </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Video games for news </li></ul><ul><li>Only one journalist from a daily newspaper </li></ul>
  5. 7. What we did <ul><li>Announced plans to “blow up the newsroom.” </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted a “human-centered” design program </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yup, everyone uses Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Built prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Redefined every job in the newsroom </li></ul>
  6. 8. “ There’s often a lot of blood on the floor.” -Saf Fahim, Archronica Architects
  7. 9. Newsrooms are all the same
  8. 10. Look outside the U.S. for innovation <ul><li>El Tiempo; Bogota, Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Nordjyske Medier; Aalborg, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>The Daily Telegraph; London, England </li></ul><ul><li>The Eleftheros Tipos; Athens, Greece </li></ul>
  9. 11. The Daily Telegraph
  10. 12. The Eleftheros Tipos
  11. 13. What we’ve learned about The Next Newsroom <ul><li>Integrated </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul>
  12. 14. Integrated <ul><li>Embrace all platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to where the audience is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how audience consumes media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape journalism to fit those platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great journalism looks different online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rob Curley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Not Just A Number” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Different workflows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superdesk at Daily Telegraph </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Innovative <ul><li>Last 150 years: static </li></ul><ul><li>Now: constant change </li></ul><ul><li>Salon </li></ul>
  14. 16. Jump Associates
  15. 20. Collaborative <ul><li>Work with other groups </li></ul><ul><li>Disband and reform </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with different sectors </li></ul>
  16. 21. Stata Center, MIT
  17. 23. Adaptable <ul><li>Assume everything will be constantly reconfigured </li></ul><ul><li>No wires </li></ul><ul><li>Everything on wheels </li></ul>
  18. 24. Transparent <ul><li>Hard to know where newsroom ends, community begins </li></ul><ul><li>Community at the center </li></ul><ul><li>Physical transparency in spaces </li></ul>
  19. 25. New jobs <ul><li>Programmer journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Media Conductors </li></ul><ul><li>Backpack journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Cybrarians </li></ul><ul><li>Community managers </li></ul>
  20. 26. Thank you <ul><li>Chris O’Brien </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose Mercury News </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>415-298-0207 </li></ul>

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