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Day2 wordpress (1)

  1. 1. <ul><li>Online Journalism: An Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Some trends </li></ul><ul><li> increasing importance of independent & startup organizations as opposed to legacy organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ For aspiring journalists, this means it is increasingly likely that you will not spend your career working for a traditional, legacy organization. Instead, at some point, perhaps at the beginning of your career, you may need to be an entrepreneur, establishing your own business, or becoming a partner in a small start-up organization.” – Foust, p. 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More multi-way, interactive journalism (social media, citizen journalism, Web 2.0, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>More active and participatory – and less patient – audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine driven users </li></ul><ul><li>Universal, 24/7 production, consumption, interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ There can be no sense of starting at a particular time in the morning, no sense of stopping at a particular time in the evening … Our content’s got to be available when our users want it.” – Adrian Van Klaveren, BBC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>24/7 access to reams of information, historical and contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlocalism </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited space </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Online Journalism: An Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Some trends, cont. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia production, consumption & distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence (technological, institutional/business) </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of ‘backpack’ journalist – and citizen (backpack) journalist (writers, photographers, audio-graphers, videographers, e.g. Washington Post print reporters must learn basics of camera operation, shooting aesthetics & editing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ On every major story we ask for a multimedia component – that doesn’t mean you have to do all of them but you have to think about what the elements should be: Is it a slideshow, is it a video, is it audio, is it graphics?” – Raju Nasiretti, Washington Post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Everybody is a Web staffer. If you’re a print reporter, you’re also a Web reporter.” – John Schwantes, Corporate Director of News Convergence, WTHR-TV/Indianapolis Star. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Death of traditional model of revenues generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charging subscription fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value-added services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publically-funded journalism </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Wordpress: Intro & overview
  4. 4. <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>A content management system ( CMS ) is a system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based. The procedures are designed to do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control access to data, based on user roles (defining which information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control of data validity and compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce repetitive duplicate input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the ease of report writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve communication between users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything: documents, movies, text, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, and so forth. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>WordPress.com –> hosted and managed by Automattic  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PROs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free & easier to set up; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everything is taken care of by Automattic: setup, upgrades, spam, backups, security, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog on hundreds of servers, so it’s unlikely it will go down due to traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content is backed up automatically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t upload a custom theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t modify code behind your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can’t upload plugins (plugins = programs which extend the capabilities of Wordpress) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress.Org  install on own server or a 3rd party hosting provider </li></ul><ul><li>(dailycollegelife.com hosted on Hostgator.Com) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PROs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More customizable; can create own templates, change CSS, PHP code etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can choose & upload own plugins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to pay $7-$12 per month for space on web host </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More complicated (have to install on a web host, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to keep WP up to date, deal with plugin conflicts, back up WP yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to deal with hacking/security issues on your own </li></ul></ul>MFJS 3504, Advanced Multimedia Storytelling & Publishing
  6. 6. <ul><li>Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers </li></ul><ul><li>What is a hacker? </li></ul><ul><li>Why hack? </li></ul><ul><li>How widespread is hacking? </li></ul><ul><li>Malware </li></ul><ul><li>99% of enterprises had malware infections in network (Fireeye Blog/8-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting your (CMS) site </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  8. 8. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  9. 9. Why Wordpress?
  10. 10. Winter 2011 Dailycollegelife.wordpress.com Why college life?
  11. 11. Creating a Wordpress user name/login/bio/avatar
  12. 13. <ul><li>Homework: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>READINGS </li></ul><ul><li> Van, Buskir, E. (2010, May). 5-Year-Old YouTube Tops Networks’ Primetime With 2 Billion Views. Wired.Com http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/five-year-old-youtube-tops-networks-primetime-with-2-billion-views/ </li></ul><ul><li> Seidenberg, S. (2010). Copyright in the age of YouTube. ABA Journal. http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/copyright_in_the_age_of_youtube/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard video  </li></ul><ul><li>- Creating a YouTube Account </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding a YouTube Video in Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>WRITTEN </li></ul><ul><li>- Issue Story No. 1 Goal Statement (post to Blackboard Discussion Board!) </li></ul>

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