Tow Center’s “Post Industrial Journalism” essay now available in Spanish

By Alejandro Martínez

The Spanish publisher eCísero, specialized in releasing journalism publications for tablets an ebook readers, is now offering free downloads of the Spanish translation of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism‘s essay “Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present.” Click here to download it.

Originally written in English by C.W. Anderson, Emily Bell and Clay Shirky, the essay argues that journalism’s “industrial” model is doomed to disappear and the profession must seek to transcend its dependence on ad revenues.

“Post-industrial journalism assumes that the existing institutions are going to lose revenue and market share, and that if they hope to retain of even increase their relevance, they will have to take advantage of new working methods and processes afforded by digital media,” the authors write.

Part of this adaptation is moving away from a news industry built around physical infrastructure (printing presses, television broadcast towers, etc.) and towards a more decentralized, post-industrial system of newsgathering.

The document was translated into Spanish by journalism professor José Cervera and presented during the 14th Digital Journalism Congress in Huesca, España, which took place on March 14 and 15.

The document can be downloaded in PDF format, ePub (for tablets and ebook readers) and Mobi (para readers like the Kindle).

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.