Blogosphere and news credibility Emma Zhang (z3324218)
Discussion <ul><li>Which do you prefer to get information, from the Weblogs or traditional news sites and why? </li></ul>
Comparison <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More truths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Evidence <ul><li>Some Weblogs have attracted more attention than traditional news sites such as the Guardian, MSNBC and US...
Discussion <ul><li>Why citizen journalism can build up a more loyal audience than some well-known news brands? </li></ul>
Reasons <ul><li>Deep knowledge and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in motives and process </li></ul><ul><li>Acknow...
Opposite <ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13744980 </li></ul>
Discussion <ul><li>What should mainstream journalists do to improve their credibility as well as to enhance their transpar...
Conclusion <ul><li>Both Weblog users and traditional journalists should make efforts to create a transparent and trustwort...
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Online media presentation week 5

  1. 1. Blogosphere and news credibility Emma Zhang (z3324218)
  2. 2. Discussion <ul><li>Which do you prefer to get information, from the Weblogs or traditional news sites and why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Comparison <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More truths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater access to sources and information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent about background and free speech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional news sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected to governments and corporations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor quality of reporting </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Evidence <ul><li>Some Weblogs have attracted more attention than traditional news sites such as the Guardian, MSNBC and USA Today </li></ul><ul><li>61% of 10,000 blog readers considered blogs to be more trustworthy and accurate than other media outlets </li></ul>
  5. 5. Discussion <ul><li>Why citizen journalism can build up a more loyal audience than some well-known news brands? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons <ul><li>Deep knowledge and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in motives and process </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement of mistakes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Opposite <ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13744980 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion <ul><li>What should mainstream journalists do to improve their credibility as well as to enhance their transparency with the goal of building and rebuilding readers’ trust? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Both Weblog users and traditional journalists should make efforts to create a transparent and trustworthy environment for the public to get news, information and truth that they want to know. </li></ul>

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