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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