A model for the 21st century newsroom

Twitter, moblogs, wikis, feeds, social bookmarks, tagging, IM, RSS, crowdsourcing, citjour – there’s no shortage of new tools and new ways to do journalism on the web. Everyone knows journalism is transforming – but to what? If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, check out “A Model for the 21st Century Newsroom.” It’s a terrific four-part piece written by Paul Bradshaw that synthesizes new online tools and concepts into a coherent Internet journalism process. Among his eye-catching suggestions: Stop visualizing news-telling as an inverted pyramid and think of it instead as a “news diamond” (see below) that incorporates speed, depth and user control.

A Model for the 21st Century Newsroom: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4