Lami Idakwo
Who is a journalist?
A journalist is someone who collects and
disseminates information about current events
,people, info...
Revolution
Consequences
User- generated content
Communication across borders/boundaries
Speedy communication
Freedom of speech
A...
A case for the geeks & untrained
They understand the technology
They create new technologies that make
communication eas...
A case against the geeks &
untrained
They do not understand the heart of the journalist
They do not know the ethics of j...
What do we do?
My suggestions
Work with the new technologies. Remember, “video
killed the radio star”.
Work with the geeks
Work with t...
What has been done
Blogs e.g. The Huffington post
Online newspapers e.g. WSJ
Google news
Social media e.g. twitter upd...
Nigeria and the new media
Nigerians love to talk
Nigerians love to give opinions( especially with
anonymity)
Nigerians ...
Websites/blogs to visit
http://www.Saharareporters.com
http://www.nairaland.com
httpwww.bellanaija.com
http://www.huff...
Maybe anyone can be a journalist, but we don’t need
journalists, we need excellent journalists.
Thank you.
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Now that the new media seems to give us information anyway and anyhow we want it, what happens to the practice of traditional media?

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New media and the practice of journalism

  1. 1. Lami Idakwo
  2. 2. Who is a journalist? A journalist is someone who collects and disseminates information about current events ,people, information, trends and issues. “Anybody who wants to be”- Jacob Weisberg
  3. 3. Revolution
  4. 4. Consequences User- generated content Communication across borders/boundaries Speedy communication Freedom of speech Active citizenship/democracy No/ little gate keeping Truth/objectivity/fairness Libel/slander Copyright/plagiarism Grammatical constructs Strange business model
  5. 5. A case for the geeks & untrained They understand the technology They create new technologies that make communication easier. They have access to generating content as they wish They might be naturally gifted
  6. 6. A case against the geeks & untrained They do not understand the heart of the journalist They do not know the ethics of journalism They do not know the art of journalism
  7. 7. What do we do?
  8. 8. My suggestions Work with the new technologies. Remember, “video killed the radio star”. Work with the geeks Work with the untrained(CNN iReport) Set standards by practicing the standards Accept that things are changing and get innovative Freelancing on various platforms
  9. 9. What has been done Blogs e.g. The Huffington post Online newspapers e.g. WSJ Google news Social media e.g. twitter updates, facebook notes, “ I read businessday” . RSS feeds Freelancing( online columnist)
  10. 10. Nigeria and the new media Nigerians love to talk Nigerians love to give opinions( especially with anonymity) Nigerians love trends Nigerians are all over the world Maybe the opportunity to leap from 3rd world to developed?
  11. 11. Websites/blogs to visit http://www.Saharareporters.com http://www.nairaland.com httpwww.bellanaija.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com http://mashable.com http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com http://www.boundless.org (Christian youth) http://madaboutnewmedia.blogspot.com:
  12. 12. Maybe anyone can be a journalist, but we don’t need journalists, we need excellent journalists.
  13. 13. Thank you.
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