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Future of journalism

  1. 1. What’s wrong with online news? The future of journalism <br />Laura Prael (z3319901) <br />Ziyuan Lin (z3382001)<br />
  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXRjmyJFzrU&feature=related<br />
  3. 3. “Newspapers have always produced readers, not news, as their primary goal.”<br />
  4. 4. Earliest newspaper was published in Britain in 1640. It aimed to contest authorities and challenge information dissemination. <br /> <br />By 1660, the news was increasingly manufactured from a singular perspective.<br />
  5. 5. Differentiation vs. Hyper-Differentiation<br />Differentiation fosters democratic reasoning. In relation to newspaper content, democracy involves individuals being confronted to ideas and information that they otherwise may have avoided. <br />Hyper-Differentiationis when we are self-restricted from democratic thought opportunities through personalising, automating, fragmenting, filtering, and restricting our content. <br />
  6. 6. User journey<br />
  7. 7. Ritual view: association, fellowship, sharing, and common faiths<br />Transmission model: extension of messages<br />
  8. 8. Selectivity<br />We now curate our own news.<br />And, it’s the news that we want. <br />
  9. 9. Negative outcomes of selectivity<br />Decreased news awareness<br />Decreased political knowledge and participation<br />Decreased diversity of opinion and higher political polarisation<br /> <br />
  10. 10. Scanning<br /> <br /> We spend a quarter of the time reading an online news page than we do reading a newspaper print article.<br /> <br />
  11. 11. Political polarisation<br /> Political talk that centres on reinforcement of shared viewpoint does little to encourage deliberation on multiple viewpoints. <br /> <br />
  12. 12. Fox News attacks Obama<br />YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouKJixL--ms<br />
  13. 13. Market is changing<br />Battle <br />Traditional media vs. Online media<br />
  14. 14. Audience are changing<br />Audience are rejecting TV in favor of internet especially those who are less than 25 years old. <br />The logic of the Internet, a medium allow audience choose to do what they like for itself, rather than needing to wait for a publication.<br />
  15. 15. Example<br />IPAD<br />
  16. 16. Journalist’s jobs are changing<br /> They are facing lots of unexpected problems now<br />
  17. 17. Future still bright?<br />More access to more journalism worldwide<br />Digital delivery offers more ways to reach people<br />More voices are part of the news conversation<br />Stories never end<br />
  18. 18. Reference list<br />Tewksbury and Althus, “Difference in knowledge acquisition among readers of the paper and online versions of national newspapers, “ Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 31, 2006.<br />Prior, “News vs Entertainment: How increasing Media Choice Widens Gaps in Political Knowledge and Turnout,” American Journal of Political Science 49 (3), July 2005. <br />Holmqvist et al, 2003, “Reading or scanning? A study of newspaper and net reading.” The mind’s eye: Cognitive and applied aspects of eye movement research. <br />Mutz and Martin, “Facilitating communication across lines of political difference: the role of mass media,” The American Political Science Review 95 (1), March 2001.  <br />Kim, “Issue publics in the new information environment: Selectivity, domain specificity, and extremity,” Communication Research 36 (2), 2009.  <br />Glaser, M 2007, 10 Reasons There's a Bright Future for Journalism, Media Shift, retrieved on 6/10/2011, from: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2007/06/10-reasons-theres-a-bright-future-for-journalism179.html <br />Shirky, C 2009, Not an upgrade - an upheaval, Cato Unbound, retrieved on 07/10/2011, from: http://www.cato-unbound.org/2009/07/13/clay-shirky/not-an-upgrade-an-upheaval/ <br />
  19. 19. Thanks for listening<br />
  20. 20. Questions<br />1. Does the hyper-differentiation of online news behaviour ‘dumb-down’ the masses and hamper democratic reasoning?<br /> <br />2. Since the rise of blogging and other online news sources, do we still need a group of trained, professionally skilled journalists?<br /> <br />3. Which statements do YOU agree with more?<br /> <br />Traditional newspaper content is dry and stale. It needs to be more excitingand cover content that interests me.<br />The quality of traditional newspaper content and reporting is dropping. There seems to be more celebrity gossip and less hard news.  <br />