Summary Review of the News in Crisis by Wired

Seven brief stories of this news package from the magazine issue of March 2017.


  1. "The News Media is in Trouble," by Jason Tanz

  2. An introduction story that covers facts of why the news media are in current crisis.

  3. "Saving The New York Times," by Gabriel Snyder

  4. The New York Times is trying to come up with a plan on how they can make more money through advertisements that are less in print and more on the internet. The Times wants to work more with apps for their audiences using strategies like how HBO, Netflix and Spotify are able to do with their consumers.
  5. Here is a link of a video from "Cheddar" morning show talking to Gabriel Snyder from Wired about his story on the The New York Times. The time of where it is in the video starts from -36.49 to -29.23 minutes.

  6. “The 24/7 Attention Economy"

  7. Looking at graphs that represent the daily audience numbers, explained on news media of print circulation, web traffic and television audience. Times still ranks third place for daily viewers in print of 2,165,000 and second for web by 3,221,000. The media that ranks first in all of the three data categories are People (weekly) for print, for web and “60 Minutes” (CBS) (weekly) for TV.

  8. “Robot Reporters,” by Joe Koehane

  9. The Rio Olympics was the first event to be publicly known of having robots doing the journalism of score keeping the games. A robot reporter named Heliograf created a debut on the on Washington Post’s website that covered the Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat of the election of 2014. Heliograf reported that Republican Steve King won against Democrat Kim Weaver for the district seat.

  10. “Black News Matter,” by Carl Brooks Jr.

  11. After Donald Trump won the election of 2016,racist text messages from unknown people were sent to black students at the University of Pennsylvania. This was not reported right away in the University’s news media The Philadelphia Inquirer, which made the college’s Black Cultural Center blame it for the news room having a white majority of 86 percent.

  12. “Edward Snowden, Defender of the Free Press,” by Andy Greenberg

  13. Ever since Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency documents of how the United States’ government spies on its citizens during the Obama administration, lots of journalists view Snowden as a hero for the Freedom of the Press. The hidden classified information was able to be shown on WikiLeaks. Snowden then was indicted under the Espionage Act for leaking information to journalists, which made him flee the US by now living in Moscow, Russia. There Snowden is able to teach journalists online how to leak information of what the U.S government still does that is kept hidden.