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A Green Com300

  1. 1. Amanda Green COM 300 Spring 09
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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?

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