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    Dan Gillmor's talk at Joi's KMD Digital Journalism Class Dan Gillmor's talk at Joi's KMD Digital Journalism Class Presentation Transcript

    • Mediactive:
      Using Media in a Networked Age
      Dan Gillmor
    • Agenda
      0. Media Shift
      1. Supply
      1.1 Boundaries Blur
      1.2 Market Failure
      1.3 Good News
      2. Demand
      2.1 Messy
      2.2 “Public Failure”
      3. Principles
      3.1 Consumers
      3.2 Creators
      4. Mediactive
    • 0
      Media Shift
    • Media 0.1
    • Media 0.5
    • Media 1.0
    • Media 1.1
    • Media 1.5
    • Media 2.0
    • Media 2.5
    • Media 3.0
    • ‘Democratized’ Media
      Not in the sense of voting...
      ...but Participation
      Creation/Production
      Access
    • 2
      Supply
    • Who is a journalist?
      Wrong question.
    • Journalism
    • Not Journalism
    • Hmmm....
    • AND, not OR
    • Trade Association
    • Innovation | Adaptation
      (Good news: Trying New Things is Cheap)
    • “(T)he low cost of failure means that someone with a new idea doesn't have to convince anyone else to let them try it -- there are few institutional barriers between thought and action.” -- Clay Shirky
    • Start with good idea
      Develop fast & launch
      Fix what’s broken
      Fail fast
      Repeat
    • 3
      Demand
    • Photo by Stovak via Flickr
    • Too Much Information
      Photos by Eammon Sullivan and perspikace via Flickr
    • Is It Accurate? Trustworthy?
      Not Necessarily, in a ‘Photoshop’ World
    • Not to Mention (ahem)…
    • The (Eco)System Needs Repair
      Photo by Frozen Coffee, via Flickr
    • Photo by Curious Expeditions, via Flickr
    • 3
      Principles
    • 1. Persuade News “Consumers” to be Active Media Users2. Persuade Journalists to do Better Journalism
    • Principles (for “consumers”)
      Skepticism
      Be skeptical of absolutely everything
    • Professional
      “Amateur”
      Everything.
      Local TV News
      Mass
      Typical Daily Newspaper
      Niche
    • Principles
      Skepticism
      Judgment
      But not equally skeptical of absolutely everything
    • Credibility Scale (BS Meter)
      -30
      0
      +30
    • Credibility Scale
      *
      Citizen Media (e.g. blogs)
      Random Comments
      -30
      0
      +30
      * except the editorial page…
    • Photo: LaughingSquid.com via Flickr
    • Anonymous Speech
      We must preserve anonymity
      Especially when free speech can mean loss of liberty, or life
      But, in almost all cases, anonymous speech lacks credibility
      If a personal attack is anonymous, assume it is a lie
    • Principles
      Skepticism
      Judgment
      Research
      Ask your own questions, especially when making big decisions
    • Best place to start
      Worst place to stop
    • Principles
      Skepticism
      Judgment
      Research
      Free thinking
      Go outside your comfort zone, in politics and culture
      Be relentless with yourself
    • Principles
      Skepticism
      Judgment
      Research
      Free thinking
      Techniques
      Create media
      Understand how media persuade
    • Principles for Journalists
      All of the above (principles for consumers) PLUS:
      Thoroughness
    • Principles for Journalists
      Thoroughness
      Accuracy
    • Principles for Journalists
      Thoroughness
      Accuracy
      Fairness
    • Principles for Journalists
      Thoroughness
      Accuracy
      Fairness
      Independence
    • Principles for Journalists
      Thoroughness
      Accuracy
      Fairness
      Independence
      Transparency
    • 4
      Mediactive
    • Please help:dan@dangillmor.com+1.650.868.7528dangillmor.com