Monday, October 19, 2009

Future of Journalism

I woke up to good news this morning: My Smart Answers podcast has been named a finalist in a digital media competition.

The American Society of Business Publications Editors (how's that for a mouthful!) also named six other finalists in categories including web news, commentary, video and podcasting. The SmallBiz channel, which is the site that I specifically write for, was named a finalist in the Web Microsite category. The awards will be handed out in early November.

Whether we win or not, it's quite an honor to be a finalist for a national award. And the timing couldn't be better: Bloomberg is currently deciding how much of it will keep alive in the new year. My colleagues and I are hoping that getting the nod today will help push that decision in the proper direction!

What else is going on in journalism?

The Washington Post reports on one journalist turned entrepreneur who could be a role model for many of us.

And a new report assessing the future of community journalism - and how it might use new, innovative funding models - is being released tomorrow.

Look for some interesting conversations on the possibilities raised, including government grants to journalistic outlets that do investigative and innovative reporting. That should stir up some controversy!


  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations on the nominations, Karen.

  2. Way to go sis..I'm proud of you..Hope you win! Loretta

  3. Thanks, guys! I'm not expecting to win, but it is nice to be recognized. :-)

  4. Well, I'm expecting you to win! Congratulations.