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The Growth that Keeps Us All Children

Posted by Lo Iv
The Growth that Keeps Us All Children

http://unevenearth.org/2015/03/putting-a-pig-on-the-tracks-five-arguments-in-favor-of-degrowth/

Children often dream to grow faster, being anxious to become adults. Parents usually track the process of this growth by marking the height of their kid on the wooden door at home. Every inch is a cause of happiness.

Yet, there comes the time when the growth of the child is no longer measurable by the marks on the door frame. Slowly, growth enters another dimension, where the height becomes subjected to the degree of emancipation. At that point, parents normally judge their beloved child by how well the kid can take care of itself, make its own bed, prepare the food alone, be safe on the way from school and take responsibility for its misdeeds.

However, many children grow taller without ever becoming real adults. Currently, 33 % of the young adults are still living at home under the care of their relatives. While many never learn how to emancipate themselves, others eventually get up from the couch and go out to find a proper job.

A job, as part of an economic cycle, largely keeping the economy in a stage, where marking the next inch on the wooden door is still a cause for celebration, sadly not a driving force for emancipation.

Understanding News Consumption and User´s Attitudes

Posted by Lo Iv
Understanding News Consumption and User´s Attitudes

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/social-media-news-consumption

The power of social media grows with every second of the time.

Digitalization spreads at the speed of light, putting more and more people in connection online. Following latest data sets, Facebook seems to play an important role in the life of 1.18 billion people, who tent to use the platform on daily bases and with that number account for total of 17% increase year over year. With five new profiles being opened every second, Facebook succeeds in attracting more people than any other digital platform or company so far.

Once realizing the enormous power of the social media, being able to catch the attention of large amount of digital users, it is essential to investigate how this power relates to news content and the spreadability of information.

Journalism Changes – Entrepreneurial Journalism

Posted by Lo Iv
Journalism Changes – Entrepreneurial Journalism

The practice of journalism is a complex art going through constant changes with the development of new technologies and the overall progress of societies. With the latest innovations in the digital space, a new type of journalistic model emerges, combining features from both the business – marketing and the online media sphere. This hybrid journalist is given the respectful “entrepreneurial” title and is often seen as being able to heroically implement innovative start up skills, gather fast capital by fundraising, detect business niches with his entrepreneurial flair and sustain journalism quality with groundbreaking storytelling. The new figure of a skillful media worker with a business oriented mind-set has quickly turned in a symbol of hope for modern journalism. In result, the image of conventional journalism shifts to the model of business journalism with more and more educational institutions offering trainings in entrepreneurial practices, such as brand-making, story pitching and self-marketing strategies. Relying on institutional media organizations for employment is rejected by the pressure and responsibility to develop your own products and to become your own branded label.