The Beat Goes On--Its Rhythm Changes

Ludtke, Melissa
December 2010
Nieman Reports;Winter2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p4
The article examines developments related to beats in journalism as of December 2010. According to the author, economic difficulties and the emergence of digital technology have resulted in the demise of some of the more traditional beats, particularly those related to foreign bureaus, art criticism and science. She reveals that despite the end of these beats, new ones have emerged, including a collaborative beat focused on industrial Midwest, a reporting beat on modern day slavery and a beat on social media and aggregation.


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