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Mark Trahant course on Twitter & Democracy.

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  • Twitterlecture1

    1. 1. Twitter Democracy A changing news media in 140 characters
    2. 2. Where do you fly? • Introductions -- beyond 140 characters. • Experienced Twitters? • If not, jump into today. • Followers are found by following others. After class, build a network. Follow and be followed. Check profiles, who’s following that person? Click on their followers.
    3. 3. Who he? • A non-traditional, traditional journalist. • My career path: • Sho-Ban News (Buffalo Lodge) • Government (tempted again) • Navajo Times & Navajo Times Today
    4. 4. • Arizona Republic, Salt Lake Tribune, Moscow Pullman-Daily News, Seattle Times • Seattle P-I and some new media experiments • Virtual Editorial Boards • Podcasting • Newsrimes
    5. 5. The hook:
    6. 6. Social media wildfire • People called up: “Did you see what Bush said?” • Yes, actually. I asked the question. • YouTube, Colbert, Daily Show and even now it remains a Google favorite
    7. 7. Twitter clips • http://twitter.com/NewsRimes4lines
    8. 8. Tell me a story. • Four powerful words that begin soon after birth. • Role of journalists as storytelling • How does “disruptive” technology change that?
    9. 9. The crisis in news.
    10. 10. Disruption of news • Seattle P-I, Rocky Mountain News • Detroit Newspapers • NY Times
    11. 11. Era of Wikinomics
    12. 12. • 1st Web: Essentially publishing • Web 2.0, collaboration. Technology shift from html to xml. • Demographics role. • Gold Corp challenge.
    13. 13. Twitter (and other social media) Mass collaboration as news generators, receivers
    14. 14. Tweet do list. • Follow me: @twitprof for class assignments, ideas, posts, attendance and a few experiments. • Post as often as you want, but for class write at least two posts a day. One should be a comment on a news thread. • Make sure you have a bio of some kind on your page.
    15. 15. Assignments: Newscheck (every day) Twitter Revolution Part 1 and 2 www.marktrahant.com
    16. 16. 2. Getting past ‘zap’ We’ll explore the disruption of storytelling by technology in a historical context
    17. 17. • Petroglyphs to Internet
    18. 18. Do you wear a watch? • Social media and a changing culture. • How technology changes storytelling.

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