Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interview recording with UM Communications Lecturer Tony Collings

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Aggregation of News

The first question I asked Mr. Collings dealt with the issue of original reporting versus news aggregation. 1:  So, on the topic of the future of quality journalism, how do you see the gathering and aggregation of news online affecting … Continue reading

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Paywalls and Newspapers

These next couple of questions deal with online paywalls for news organizations and the future of newspapers. 2:  So, as you just talked about, the nytimes just instituted a paywall, limiting people to 20 free articles per month. In your … Continue reading

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Local News Coverage

The following question deals with the difficulty of sustaining a local newspaper, specifically the Ann Arbor News. 5:  Do you think in Ann Arbor the quality has dropped, or they’ve cut costs too much, that we don’t have that hard-hitting … Continue reading

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Wrap Up

These are the remaining two questions of the interview with Mr. Collings and, thankfully, it ends on a hopeful note. 6:  Where do you typically get your news from? TV, online, newspaper, print, radio? A:  All of the above. Because … Continue reading

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