Nieman Reports

Winter 2006

Goodbye Gutenberg

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Journalism is on a fast-paced, transformative journey, its destination still unknown. That the Web and other media technologies are affecting mightily the practice of journalism is beyond dispute. Less clear is any shared vision of what the future holds.

In this issue, words about journalists' experiences in the digital era transport our vision forward, while our eye takes us on a visual voyage back to a time when newspapers wove communities together.

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Goodbye Gutenberg

Winter 2006: Introduction

By December 15, 2006

Journalism is on a fast-paced, transformative journey, its destination still unknown. That the Web and other media technologies are affecting mightily the practice of journalism is beyond dispute. Less clear is any shared vision of what the future holds. Read more

Newspaper Gallery

By Goodbye Gutenberg December 15, 2006

This model #1 linotype machine, built between January and June 1893, was first used in the Baltimore, Maryland area. It was sold to The Rappahanock Record circa 1925. Newseum collection/gift, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gaskins and Mrs. Read more

Sensing the Change

Caught in the Web

By Sensing the Change December 15, 2006

As journalists, we think about what the Web means for work we do in reporting and disseminating news and information. Given its transformative capacity, we can regard the Web as a problem or we can see it as a potential solution to a broader problem that we would have had to face anyway. Read more

Pushing Forward

Building Community

Finding Our Footing

Expanding Our Reach

Converging on the Web

Exploring New Connections

Must-Read Books

By Exploring New Connections December 15, 2006

To understand the larger media environment in which journalism is practiced—”the new ocean we’re swimming in,” as Jane Ellen Stevens calls it—she offers four must-read books: “The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed … Read more

Taking Words

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