March Carnival – How Do We Measure Impact?

6 Mar

The March Carnival of journalism is all about impact. How do we measure the impact of journalism?

It was a questioned posed by Greg Linch earlier this year in a fantastic post (you really should give it a gander).

And now our fearless karaoke host asks all of you: “What’s the best way — or ways — to measure journalism and how?” Again – for some ideas on thinking check Linch’s post. 

Not an easy question to ask or answer. But that is your task.

Deadline: Friday March 30th.

When you’ve got your post submit it as a comment here and/or email the group.

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14 Responses to “March Carnival – How Do We Measure Impact?”

  1. Steve Outing (@steveouting) March 25, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    Here’s my JCarn post in answer (sort of) to Greg Linch’s question: http://steveouting.com/2012/03/24/journalism-impact-and-social-media/

    Yeah, I know I’m ridiculously early and that I could have had another week! But with much on my plate in the days ahead, I wanted to get this off my to-do list. Please forgive me.

  2. rosenblumtv March 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Here’s my entry, for what it’s worth….

    http://www.nyvs.com/blog/user/michael/How-To-Quantify-The-Impact-of-Journalism

  3. Sheree March 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Here’s my take on how we measure the impact of journalism: http://bit.ly/Ht27zA
    The Ben Franklin Follies

  4. Sheree March 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Here’s my take on how to measure the impact of journalism: http://bit.ly/Ht27zA
    It Depends.

  5. Kathy E. Gill April 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Very very late, part one of a two-parter: http://wiredpen.com/2012/04/04/carnival-of-journalism-how-to-measure-what-matters/

    • rosenblumtv April 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      Hi Kathy
      This was interesting, but I have to disagree:
      “I don’t think that America’s news media have been given the gift of the First Amendment so that moguls can negotiate monopoly rents into millionaire status. I don’t think that America’s news media have been given the gift of the First Amendment in order to glorify celebrity culture (think Kim Kardashian, for example).”
      The First Amendment says “Congress Shall Make No Law”. That’s pretty clear. It doesn’t say ‘here’s what you have to do with a free press’. Making money with a free press is the only way to have a free press. Otherwise, who pays for it? and if ‘we the people’ want to see Kim Kardashian or Cupcake Wars or anything else, well, we may have debased our educational system and created an idiot society, but so be it. That’s who we are. The last society to print ‘only important stuff’ was the Soviet Union, and while Pravda had great circulation numbers, I don’t think it was all that readable. The problem here is that ‘your’ idea of what is ‘important’ doesn’t’ mean anything – neither does anyone else’s idea of ‘what is important’. The nice thing about a free press tied to a market is that everyone gets to decide what they think is important. That you don’t think it’s important or junk or whatever..well, too bad. That’s life in a free society. That’s the price we pay for a true First Amendment. So let the money roll! And let the market decide. As Abraham Lincoln might have said – it’s the worst system, except for all the others.

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