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The shift to a personalized news stream. Presentation to the Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff University, September 2011.

The shift to a personalized news stream. Presentation to the Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff University, September 2011.

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  • 1. Your Friend as Editor
    The Shift to a Personalized Social News Stream
    Alfred Hermida, Fred Fletcher, Darryl Korell, Donna Logan
    Future of Journalism 2011
    Cardiff University, 8 – 9 September
  • 2.
  • 3. The networked audience
    Marwick and boyd (2011)
    Photo: Luc Legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/
  • 4. Sharing the news
    Photo: Pricklebush http://www.flickr.com/photos/pricklebush/
  • 5. Methodology
    Online survey of 1,682 Canadians
    1,059 visit social networking sites at least monthly (63 per cent)
    Conducted August 26-30, 2010
    Photo: SeanHagen http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebelcan/
  • 6. Social networks as news sources
    (Internet users who visit social networking sites at least monthly; N = 1059)
  • 7. The appeal of social news
    (Internet users who visit social networking sites at least monthly; N = 1059)
  • 8. News sources on a typical day
  • 9. Attitudes to journalism
    Use of social media in news reports
    Use of Twitter by journalists
  • 10. The social news consumer
    Importance of social recommendation
    Preference for friends rather than professionals
    Editorial disaggregation
    Photo: Travis Jon Allison http://www.flickr.com/photos/whybesubtle/
  • 11. The social news consumer
    Mix of traditional and social sources
    Open to non-traditional news sources
    Canadians value diversity in news
    Photo: lotusutol http://www.flickr.com/photos/lotusutol/
  • 12. Discussion
    Networked publics
    Reframing the news
    Shaping news flows
    Evolving relationship between the media and the audience
    Photo: wouldleywonderworks http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/
  • 13. Thank you
    alfred.hermida@ubc.ca
    @hermida
    New book out now
    All royalties go to Reporters Without Borders