How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the webÂ fund future BobÂ Woodwards and Paul Foots?Â I believe Centres likeÂ ours mustÂ contribute to the search for economic models that canÂ preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.Â Â
The endgame for the newspaper is in sight, says Philip Meyer, hack-turned-professional-doomsayer and author of The Vanishing Newspaper. That 2005 book is commonly quoted as predicting April 2043 as the date on which the last New York Times appears - although in fact his model suggests the industry would have capitulated long before that.
Watch a slideshow of the how the Centre for Journalism newsroom took shape.
The Centre for Journalism today opened its doors to its first group of students. The 21 students will begin their BA Honours degree in journalism next week,Â but dropped in to the newsroom this morningÂ to informally meet their teaching staff for the first time.Â