News Reporting in the Social Media Era
For the week of July 12, 2015
Gary Gilson, journalist, writer, educator and former Executive Director of the Minnesota News Council, discusses changes in the field of journalism.
- Part 1
(1:13) How Gilson got started in the news business; (3:27) Gilson’s first attempt to break into TV journalism; (5:02) The formation of the Minnesota News Council; (8:03) The closing of the news council; (9:14) The increase of newspaper consolidation and decrease of advertising revenue; (10:25) Whether social media can responsibly critique journalism; (12:28) How the loss of advertising has affected news rooms
- Part 2
(:25) The decline of investigative reporting; (2:17) The pressure of breaking news; (4:09) Non-profit news organizations and new media models; (6:42) The ethics of sponsored content and native advertising; (9:17) Whether a golden age of journalism can exist in social media; (11:03) Gilson’s college students and their interest in journalism