Is a scoop a relevant concept in todays newsroom

Posted on July 22, 2011


This slideset is from the EODM course that was recently held at Rhodes, and its an interesting discussion point specifically with traditional media journalists. Is a scoop, something that sells more papers in the physical world, of any value in the digital world or is opinion and multi-media more valuable? where does copyright fit in – does that still make a difference and how have changing distribution models impacted how we need to look at value vs scarcity. for example, pepper used to be worth more than gold, now it is virtually free… has news gone the same way?