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  • 1. Amanda Green COM 300 Spring 09
  • 2. • Can news find a home on YouTube? • What can YouTube provide that CNN cannot? • What are traditional media corporationsdoing to keep up? • Why is Civic Journalism a problem?
  • 3. • Morris Jones – Nieman Reports • Will News Find a Home on YouTube? • “…online amateur video is likely to remain as generally pointless as the home pages and blogs that preceded it.”
  • 4. •Popular media views are three times that of “news” categories. •Britney Spears has been viewed more times than Barack Obama •What do audiences really  want? •Charlie
  • 5. •YouTube is ranked 6th in number of visits in the 3 years the site http://www.quantcast.com/ has been tracking web traffic. •CNN is 27th •The New York Times site doesn’t even make the top 50 •Where has the news gone? •What is filling its shoes?
  • 6. •Does YouTube have the potential to fill the news hole left by dying newspaper companies and struggling traditional media in a time of digital transition? •How has “on-demand” news and entertainment changed what information has become important to us? •Is the overwhelming popularity of entertainment media an obstacle for us to remain engaged, democratically responsible citizens?