Encyclo: ‘An Encyclopedia of the Future of News’

Encyclo is “an encyclopedia of the future of news” created by the Nieman Journalism Lab, a collaborative effort by Harvard University to understand new journalism as it continues to evolve. I think we will all benefit from the information and resources at this site, as we also try to understand and keep up with the new media revolution.

Encyclo’s mission is to learn about how the Internet has “revolutionized the way news is gathered, assembled, distributed, and consumed … to identify what’s working and what isn’t, and to do our small part in helping that evolution along.”

Here’s a quote from the Nieman Journalism Lab’s “About Us” page:

“Good journalists across the country are losing their jobs or adjusting to a radically new news environment online. We want to highlight attempts at innovation and figure out what makes them succeed or fail. We want to find good ideas for others to steal. We want to help reporters and editors adjust to their online labors; we want to help traditional news organizations find a way to survive; we want to help the new crop of startups that will complement — or supplant — them.”

Check it out when you get a chance and post your comments here so we can start a dialogue on some of the issues Encyclo addresses.

Image: screen shot of the Encyclo home page

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