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Guest lecture: how digital communication technologies are affecting evolution of news

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  • Kathy E. Gill 16 October 2009
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    • Trends: Shift Happens
    • The Market Abhors A Vacuum
    • It’s Not Just Newspapers
    • The Move To Real-Time News
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    • 39%
    Pew, Jan 2009
    • 9%
    Pew, Jan 2009
  • State of the News Media, 2009
  • State of the News Media, 2009
    • Mid-1980s : 22%
    • 1998 : 21%
    • 2005 : 19%
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    • 1998: Monica & Bill (Drudge)
    • 9.11.2001
    • 2002: Trent Lott (right & left)
    • 2004: Memogate
    • 2004: Asian Tsunami
    • 2005: London bombings
    • 2007: AttorneyGate (TPM, George Polk award)
    • 2009: AmazonFail and Iran Elections
    • 1999: Yahoo! buys GeoCities, host to 3.5 million individual Web sites (most abandoned!)
    • 1999: the Poynter Institute starts the “MediaNews” blog
    • 2002: Google buys Blogger; estimate of 500,000 blogs worldwide in total
    • February 2002: Salon and Fox News add blogs
    • 2003: Iraq war gives rise to war blogger
    • 2009: 6 million blogs on Wordpress.com; >1B monthly pageviews; Yahoo! shutters GeoCities
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    • The Charlotte Observer used a blog format to report on Hurricane Bonnie in August 1998 ; “Dispatches from the Coast” is the first known use of blog to cover a breaking news story.
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    • The mass audience is dead
    • Publishing is free (push-button)
    • The cost of dealing with atoms goes up as readership goes down
    • Today’s professional listens as well as talks
    • This is not a cyclical change
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    • Clay Shirky
    • Howard Rheingold
    • Jay Rosen
    • TheReadWriteWeb
    • A Fair(y) Use Tale (copyright)
    • RSS (et al) In Plain English
    • Photos are iStockPhoto or fair use:
      • Crowd, http://www.flickr.com/photos/twose/887903401/
      • Megaphone, http://warkscol.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/superchick_megaphone_logo_hi.jpg
      • Kent State, photo John Paul Filo, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
      • Tank Man, http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/behind-the-scenes-tank-man-of-tiananmen/
      • Death of Neda Agha-Solton, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Neda_Agha-Soltan
    • This presentation is published on WiredPen.com and Slideshare.net
    • Kathy E. Gill
      • http://faculty.washington.edu/kegill or @kegill
      • http://wiredpen.com/ and http://slideshare.net/kegill