Thanks for adding me, Marie and Pat.
Here’s a USA Today writer’s list of nine Twitter accounts every journalism student should follow. Any additions you’d suggest?
“The other day, I counted up the magazines we don’t get any more,” writes John Reinan. “I got up to 40 without even trying very hard. We’re down to about eight or 10 that actually arrive regularly in our mailbox. Despite that, I’m reasonably bullish on the future of magazines.”
Some of his reasons why:
* They don’t demand to be consumed immediately and in total.
* They add character to a coffee table.
* You can pick them up and put them down several times.
When I was in my 20s, I subscribed to about 20 magazines. Being a total journalism nerd, I displayed them on shelves that I put up in my tiny studio apartment. “This looks like a dentist’s office,” one friend said upon entering the apartment for the first time. Now I don’t subscribe to a single print magazine (or newspaper); all my reading is done on the iPad. (Thanks, Wired, for the weekend delivery of your latest issue.) It’s the same with TV viewing: I once had three flat-screens on my condo walls. I recently sold them all, and now watch all my shows on the Hulu Plus, Amazon and network iPad apps. They do the job.
* Reasons to be bullish on the future of magazines
* Read what my Facebook friends/subscribers say about magazines
Some highlights in the just-released Pew Research State of the News Media 2012:
* Five technology companies accounted for 68% of all online ad revenue, and that list doesn’t include Amazon and Apple, which get most of their dollars from transactions, downloads and devices. By 2015, Facebook is expected to account for one out of every five digital display ads sold.
* The problems of newspapers became more acute in 2011 as print circulation and ad revenues continued to decline. In 2011, losses in print advertising dollars outpaced gains in digital revenue by a factor of roughly 10 to 1.
* The newspaper industry has shrunk 43% since 2000.
* The news industry isn’t much closer to a new revenue model than a year earlier and has lost more ground to rivals in the technology industry.
* State of the News Media overview || Key findings
* C-SPAN founder to step down as chief executive. (New York Times)
* “Journalism is essentially built on trust,” Jayson Blair says when David Carr asks for comment on Mike Daisey. (New York Times)
* Berkeley officials hire attorneys to investigate police chief’s decision to go to reporter’s home at 12:45 a.m. (San Jose Mercury News)
* Paul Farhi on why radio talkers have to be more careful these days. (Washington Post)
* Mike Huckabee’s new radio show moves in on Limbaugh’s turf. (Wall Street Journal)
* Apple announces $2.65 per share dividend plan. (Apple.com)
* Former TribLocal reporter sues Chicago Tribune for overtime pay, seeks class-action status. (Chicago Tribune)
* Washington Post journalists “must be the un-Limbaugh,” ombud says in column about humor writer’s apology to Rush. (Washington Post)
* Media reporter John Koblin is leaving Conde Nast’s Women’s Wear Daily to write for Deadspin. (Capital New York)
* Two of Breitbart’s closest friends to take over his company. (Politico.com)
* MaineToday’s Morning Sentinel building might become a police station (Morning Sentinel)
* Rich Juzwiak leaves News Corp.’s The Daily to write for Gawker. (Observer.com)