What defines competence in journalism today? Roy Peter Clark, writing for Poynter, examines the updated Pyramid of Competence (first created in the late 1990s) produced in conjunction with academics concerned about journalism education outcomes. The results are interesting: aggregation, curation, data visualization have made their way into the mix of what used to be competencies like judgment, reporting and evidence, analysis and interpretation. The SlideShare presentation is below this post.
Community newspapers have faced digital disruption, but not to the same degree as their larger counterparts. That being said, there are imperatives for survival and success in the time ahead, as Penelope Muse Abernathy writes in her new book, Saving Community Journalism, excerpted in the American Journalism Review. The challenges: shed legacy costs, build a new vibrant, and aggressively pursue new advertising revenue.
In Spain, a new law is imminent that would penalize news aggregators that use others' content without payment. The law would require payment even for headlines and snippets, while larger use would require permission.