New Model Journalism provides comments and analysis of the revolution sweeping the media, changing how journalism is paid for and how it is done.
With the traditional revenue model failing, the hunt is on for new models to sustain quality journalism. There’s a lot going on – new media technologies and platforms are developing fast, while enterprising individuals and communities are launching start-ups and experimenting with different forms of journalism.
Yet opinions diverge widely about the merits of these emerging models, and how far they provide an answer to journalism’s financial woes. It’s our unabashed assumption that finding a lasting solution is about more than just business models. The future shape of the media will determine how far journalism is able to continue its traditional functions of scrutinizing the powerful and promoting the debate vital to a democratic society.
Founded by two journalists, the site grew out of a conference hosted by the National Union of Journalists in January 2010 which brought together new model pioneers and seasoned media watchers to talk about life on the cutting edge. Through case studies, reviews, and analysis, the site examines the implications of this evolving scene. Feel free to get in touch with us directly to share your news and views, or join us on Twitter.