What Does the News Story of the Future Look Like?

In an essay published on poynter.org, London’s Guardian Newspaper Editor in Chief Alan Rusbridger describes the challenges inherent in “embracing a world where we do not imagine that we, as traditionally trained journalists, are the only experts or authorities,” a world in which publishers become platform creators to promote information sharing among journalists and others, including readers, sources, et al.

“There are challenges to how we think of journalism implicit in all this,” writes Rusbridger. ” One of the most fundamental questions is about how we think of the basic currency of journalism — the story. Ten years ago few of us would have questioned what a story was: It was an efficient, pyramid-structured way of telling the reader what happened at a particular point in time. It often had a beginning, a middle and an end. There was generally little by way of response. The next day you’d move onto the next story. … Everything about that tidy world has changed.”

Read the full post here.

Here’s Rusbridger’s platform example from the Guardian website, the Guardian Environment Network.

Advertisements

About knockemdown

Multimedia producer
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s