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  • 1. "EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUNG PEOPLEDONT ENGAGE WITH THE NEWS..."
  • 2. "In this context the journalist ‘reports to’ a privatized,virtualized public whose demands, however, can beexpressed directly, in person. A consequence of thisaltered relationship is that the sense- or sensation-seekingpublic sets the agenda, not the journalist. And what countsas journalism extends ever further into non-canonicalareas, until ‘journalism’ is dissolved. In other words, evenas its representative democratic function is superseded,journalism itself massively expands. The expansion ofjournalism is taking place technologically as it developson-line, and generically as it migrates into areas beyondnews journalism, including sport, lifestyles, fashion, travel,and ‘popular’ forms." (Hartley, 2000: 44-45)
  • 3. KEY QUESTIONS:• What is news, and who decides what isgood news?• What are young people disengaging from?• What is engagement, and what counts as alegitimate form of it?• What other cultural concerns are at playhere?
  • 4. "YOUNG PEOPLE":• “A generation that rejects news” (Sternberg, 2002:308)• Almost every quantitative and qualitative study intoyoung people and news consumption has shown this.• Therefore seen as “the ultimate face of politicalapathy” (McKee, 2005: 184).• Why might this be?• Because young people are bad citizens?• Moral Panic ?
  • 5. • Have always been seen as a troublesome demographic• Between childhood and adulthood• See Moral Panics, week 3• Normally young people were assumed to ‘grow into’ newspapersand other mainstream news forms - "cohort effect" (Buckingham,2000)• But is starting to move up the age groups• Demonised by traditional news and current affairs?• Who is disengaging?"YOUNG PEOPLE":
  • 6. WHERE DO YOU GETYOUR NEWS FROM?"YOUNG PEOPLE":
  • 7. QUESTION:WHAT ISNEWS?
  • 8. WHAT IS NEWS?• Question of definition...• Should it be defined broadly?• Or narrowly?• Who might have a stake in theanswer?• Is Kim Kardashians baby "news"?
  • 9. “[T]here may be more than one way or onetelevision genre to inform citizens aboutpolitics the notion that only programmesformally labelled as ‘informational’ should beregarded as legitimate outlets for civiccommunication is unsustainable.”– Jay Blumler (1999:243)WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 10. The PanelMichael MooreTDS/ColbertThe ProjectThe ChaserWHAT IS NEWS?
  • 11. WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 12. Michael: It shows the politicians as humans,not just the face on TVBrian: Like, what they say officially will bedifferent to what they say in this, because thisis a joke, so what they say will be whatthey’re actually thinking, and not just someofficial statement on TV. [ ] What they saywill be what their actual opinion is, rather thantheir ‘official’ opinion.WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 13. WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 14. "In something like The Daily Show, we can see a deeplycomplex blend of entertainment and serious news, popularculture and politics... Its significance lies not just in itsability to cover news, but that it very often covers newsbetter; that it challenges power more directly than orthodoxapproaches, and is far more engaging for viewers as well.It shows us that, sometimes, breaking journalism’s well-established ‘rules’ is not simply possible, but actuallydesirable." Harrington, 2013WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 15. Who says enjoyment and"watching the news" areincompatible concepts?WHAT IS NEWS?
  • 16. • Increasingly Bottom--Up movement ofinformation• Everyone is/can be a journalist ("citizenjournalism")• More opportunities to challenge the powerful• E.g. Obama RE: Pennsylvanians• The Lewinsky scandal in the Drudge ReportWHAT IS ENGAGEMENT?
  • 17. • Disrupts traditional (top—down) models of communication.• E.g. Twitter, blogs• Challenges existing business models• Moves journalism into increasingly ‘conversational’, networked(side—side) style.• Gives voice to those not otherwise heard.• Greatly expands the news sphere.• Greater ‘space’ = deeper analysis?CITIZEN JOURNALISM:
  • 18. Critiques:• “Amatuerish”• “Truth” is lost in chaos• Mainly pimply teenagers in their bedrooms• Overhyped? (Turner, 2009)• De-legitimising ”Expertise”• Increasing quantity of political discourse, but not necessarily the quality?• Breaking public sphere into lots of mutually ignorant sphericules? (e.g.Conservapedia)CITIZEN JOURNALISM:
  • 19. Keen, A. (2007) The Cult of the Amateur,London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing•“Infinite Monkey Theorum” – cultish•“Killing our Culture and Assaulting our Economy”•Moral panic?CITIZEN JOURNALISM:
  • 20. MORAL PANIC?• ‘Power’ divested from the hands of the few, into the hands of the many.• E.g. Gutenberg Bible• It’s all teens, idiots, ‘the masses’.• E.g. Big Brother• Lack of “expertise”...• E.g. Jazz, Punk• Leading to cultural decay...• E.g. Comic books• Consumption Literacy – Production Literacy
  • 21. "In this context the journalist ‘reports to’ a privatized,virtualized public whose demands, however, can beexpressed directly, in person. A consequence of thisaltered relationship is that the sense- or sensation-seekingpublic sets the agenda, not the journalist. And what countsas journalism extends ever further into non-canonicalareas, until ‘journalism’ is dissolved. In other words, evenas its representative democratic function is superseded,journalism itself massively expands. The expansion ofjournalism is taking place technologically as it developson-line, and generically as it migrates into areas beyondnews journalism, including sport, lifestyles, fashion, travel,and ‘popular’ forms." (Hartley, 2000: 44-45)
  • 22. ARE YOU DISENGAGEDFROM "THE NEWS"?LETS THINK...