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TABLOIDS, TALK RADIO,
and the
FUTURE OF NEWS

Technology's Impact on Journalism

by Annenberg Senior Fellow
Ellen Hume

Contents

Introduction
The Future of News: The Consumer Wakes
The Opportunity: The Medium or the Message?
Why Today's Journalism Is Vulnerable
How New Technologies Are Changing the News
What Customers Really Want from the New News
What the Public Misses: Success Stories
The Public Journalism Effort
Conclusions: The New Marketplace for News
Endnotes

About the Author

Ellen Hume is an Annenberg Senior Fellow. She served as Executive Director of the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she taught as well. She analyzes how the media, politics, and government interact and what might be done to improve the process. Previously, Hume served as a political writer and White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She served as National Reporter (1977-1983) and Metro Reporter (1975-1977) for the Los Angeles Times and as Business Reporter for the Detroit Free Press. A regular commentator on CNN's "Reliable Sources," she has appeared frequently on "Washington Week in Review," "CBS Evening News," "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour," National Public Radio, and numerous news commentary shows. She received her B.A., with Honors, from Radcliffe College and an honorary doctorate from Daniel Webster College.

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Recommended citation: Ellen Hume, Tabloids, Talk Radio, and the Future of News: Technology's Impact on Journalism (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, 1995).

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University.

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