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Blogging presentation

  1. 1. Blogging & Traditional Media<br />Megan Marquez<br />CMNS 366<br />
  2. 2. Blogs<br />The introduction of blogs has reconstructed traditional media and news reporting, despite dissent from some journalists. <br />
  3. 3. What makes a blog?<br />A “Web log” maintained by one person or a group <br />Typically, multiple daily postings about events or issues, including links to other news stories or blogs<br />Subject matter & bloggers run the gamut from politics to food to motherhood.<br />Bloggers vary in their credibility<br />
  4. 4. Blog Revolution<br />“Blogs have permanently and profoundly redefined the relationship between the individual and the masses. Raising the possibility of a future without corporate media.” -- “The Blog Revolution and How it Changed the World”<br />
  5. 5. How has blogging changed the world?<br />Put mass media on notice: Readers will not consume without question<br />Calls attention to stories that may not have made mainstream media<br />Creates cultural forces<br />Does it really present the possibility of a future without corporate media?<br />The Swamp<br />ChicagoNOW<br />
  6. 6. Blogosphere=Untamed West<br />Bloggers “are the publishing cowboys of the media frontier” and “mavericks who fail to think before they write.”<br />Unlike journalists, there is no ethics code to work by, or any other rules, for that matter.<br />
  7. 7. Blogging Ethics<br />“Responsible bloggers should recognize that they are publishing words publicly, and therefore have certain obligations to their readers, the people they write about and society in general.” – “The Ethical Dilemma of Blogging in the Media”<br /><ul><li>Credibility
  8. 8. Transparency with sources & biases
  9. 9. Honesty
  10. 10. Trust in readers
  11. 11. Integrity in one’s reputation</li></li></ul><li>Bloggers Do Good<br />Most top political blogs & bloggers set high standards in commentary & reporting<br />Discuss & critique stories by major journalists or newspapers<br />Aid readers in organizing information<br />More grass-roots & reader friendly<br />Allows for interaction & discussion<br />Act as an additional layer of fact-checkers and bias-detectors<br />

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