Is our recession another blip in centuries of economic rises and falls or is something darker happening?
Part of me agrees with
the recent post from media critic Jeff Jarvis, who voiced a concern I’ve been working through myself: efficiency-creating technology has continued to speed and, well, there are a lot of old people coming.
There is a real conversation happening that
a new normal rate of unemployment should be expected, though there is counter to that — we’re just too close to the economic collapse to have any sense of what is normal.
But here’s one additional thought I keep gnawing over.
Continue reading Will jobs ever come back?: maybe there is an answer to the employment bomb
Author, blogger and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis begins his Hypercamp on Nov. 11, 2009 at the College University of New York's graduate school of journalism.
Highly localized news and its intersection with profitable, sustainable news is already
starting to dominate conversations about the future of news in the United States.
numbers and business plans, relationships with each other and with legacy news organizations and who will be written into history for leading the movement seemed trending themes of the New Business Models for (Local) News Hypercamp summit at the modern, sleek and sexy (read: expensive looking) midtown Manhattan home of the College University of New York’s graduate school of journalism.
Held two weeks ago today, the invite-only affair was blasted the world over by way of social media, notably
a wildly active Twitter hashtag, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth sharing my experience at the Nov. 11 event.
Continue reading Reflections on CUNY graduate school New Journalism Models Hyperlocal camp