Group name: Journalist Rockstars (or The Future of Journalism)
What we have done:
the last report we've continued brainstorming and developed our ideas for the future of journalism. From our first idea which was that
crowdfunding would be the new way of financing journalists, we came out with the idea of a journalist rockstar. The
rise of crowdfuding would force journalists to promote themselves and their
work, and the rise of social media would offer new ways to do that, as
well as new ways of paying for it.
music industry shows a similar development, with artists having to make
money through different channels than before. We believe in a similar
development for the journalistic industry. So far we've interviewed two persons, both journalists but one being an author as well. They both have a connection to crowdfunding, one having partly made use
of crowdfunding in order to finance a book release and the other, due to an interest in the subject, having made a research trip to the US to find out more about crowdfunding. They both had some valuable insights and one of them even confirmed our hypothetical idea of a more personalized
journalism and a future development of newsmedia towards individual journalists being in the spotlight to a higher extent.
What we will do:
mid-crit is coming up, so we have to focus on how we are going to make
people understand our vision for the future of journalism. We
also want to go deeper in this comparaison between the music industry
and the future of journalism. To do so, we are planning to interview two
more experts, one to go farther in the vision of crowdfunding, and the
other to discuss about the new ways to promote yourself via social
No big problems have been encountered yet apart from uploading this document on time.