Some time ago the BBC College of Journalism asked me to revisit the Model for a 21st Century Newsroom series that I wrote in 2007, and see how newsrooms and news processes had changed – and continue to change – since then.
The results are gathered in a free mini ebook: Model for the 21st Century Newsroom: Redux.
It provides a detailed overview of how emerging practices such as liveblogging and explainers have now become formalised and embedded in news production, while the focus has started to shift from the ‘speed’ part of the news process to ‘depth’, with increasing attention being paid to APIs, content management, context and analysis.
This is contextualised with data on changing news and information consumption practices, and rounded up with seven recommendations to journalists and editors.
I hope it’s useful for journalism educators, students and editors – if you’re using it in your classroom or newsroom let me know.
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