2011 Headlines in Review, Part 1

During 2011, consumers increasingly turned to tablets and social media for the news. Journalists covered heated political activity in our backyards and around the world. News organizations struggled to monetize online content with paywalls, mobile content, and more. Since this week marks the final days of 2011, we’re replacing our usual weekly headline recap with a look at the headlines that impacted the journalism and media business over the first half of the year.

Check back on Friday for headlines from the second half of 2011.

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About Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is a Boston-based freelance writer whose work appears in Bankrate.com, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, MediaBistro.com, Parade Magazine, and SELF, among other places. She is the author of The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets and blogs at The Urban Muse.