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Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative Online Journalism Talk

  1. 1. Online Journalism <ul><li>Telling stories online </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who are YOU? <ul><li>How many of you have a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you read blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you on MySpace? Facebook? Twitter? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you read the news online? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use YouTube? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is online journalism? <ul><li>Using the tools the Internet gives us to tell stories. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video - YouTube, news videos, TV websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio - podcasts, music sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text - blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Online Journalism <ul><li>No space restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Links! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to be limited to the content of the paper or broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Words, photos, sound, and video can be combined for a compelling storytelling experience </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s the same? <ul><li>Content is king </li></ul><ul><li>Good writing is just as important online </li></ul><ul><li>Fact-checking </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Internet changes HOW we distribute/read news <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. The Internet changes WHO writes the news <ul><li>Citizen Journalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The idea behind citizen journalism is that people without professional journalism training can use the tools of modern technology and the global distribution of the Internet to create, augment or fact-check media on their own or in collaboration with others. For example, you might write about a city council meeting on your blog or in an online forum. Or you could fact-check a newspaper article from the mainstream media and point out factual errors or bias on your blog. Or you might snap a digital photo of a newsworthy event happening in your town and post it online. Or you might videotape a similar event and post it on a site such as YouTube.” - Mark Glaser, Freelance Journalist </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Citizen Journalism <ul><li>1. Audience participation (such as user comments attached to news stories, personal blogs, photos or video footage captured from personal mobile cameras, or local news written by residents of a community) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Independent news and information Websites (Consumer Reports, the Drudge Report) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Full-fledged participatory news sites (NowPublic, OhmyNews, GroundReport) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Collaborative and contributory media sites (Slashdot, Kuro5hin, Newsvine)) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Other kinds of &quot;thin media.&quot; (mailing lists, email newsletters) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Personal broadcasting sites (video broadcast sites such as KenRadio). </li></ul><ul><li>- J.D. Lasica, What is Participatory Journalism? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Newspapers are competing with everyone <ul><li>Anyone with a free blog can write about the news online </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with a camera (or camera phone) can upload photos and video </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can tell a story </li></ul><ul><li>YOU can have a platform and a voice in journalism, and online makes it cheap or free. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Examples <ul><li>The original idea in both cases is that people who live in the place told their own stories -- sure, in conjunction with some journalists from outside the community. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bayareanewsgroup.com/multimedia/iba/njn/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://american-journal.org/issue12/showcase1.html </li></ul>

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