Examining Journalistic Change in the Digital Era

Giles, Bob
December 2007
Nieman Reports;Winter2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p3
The author offers opinions on his organization's Web site devoted to onlind journalism which will debut in 2008. The overall history of the Nieman Foundation is presented. Michele McLellan is named editor of the Web site. The Web site is said to be focused on four main areas of interest to journalists, new practices created by digital media such as hyperlocal news, the maintenance of journalistic ethics in the new medium, the economic impact of online journalism, and how the online effort relates to the overall news organization. The author also notes the foundation is creating a joint project with Harvard Business School to examine possible new business models for news organizations based around the Web.


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