“The good news is, I am not talking about the state of the newspaper industry,” says Amy Mitchell, prompting chuckles from the audience. Mitchell works for the Washington-based think tank PEW Research, which focuses on social issues and public opinion. She is one of the keynote speakers at a workshop at City University of New York (CUNY). “TV remains the number one way of how people get news,” Mitchell explains. “But it is declining. And it is declining pretty rapidly.” PEW studies show that among 18 to 29-year-old viewers only 30 percent consume their news via linear TV. Eight years ago, 42 percent watched their news on TV. “We did not come here to bury TV, but to reinvent it,” says journalism professor Jeff Jarvis. Desperation, he says, has hit newspapers and magazines and forced them to think about new opportunities. TV would need to be faster and react now, before desperation grabs hold of the industry as well. “Bashing and whining is not allowed. Today is about possibilities,” Jarvis adds and gives every participant the opportunity to introduce an idea. Jenni Hogan works as a presenter and has been in the business for several years. “My idea is a… Read full this story
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