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  • Emerged out of online forums, personal Web pages and email listsBlogs are interarctive pages that whose host uploads posts about a topic. The topic need not be views, nor need it to be written following the standards and practices of traditional mediaBlog readers typically are assumed to be able to respond by writing comments to bloggers’ postings as well as to other reader’s comments
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  • Blogosphere is mostly evolves around ordinary issue and life experience of bloggers themselvesPersonal blogs are followed by blogs that talk about hobbies, sports and technologyFinally, there are blogs that deal with current events, political issues and news about the government
  • 1.Internet in OZ has historically lagged behind North America and Western Europe and South East AsiaOverrepresentation of better educated participants (white collar workrers, tertirary students) and residents of major cities2. Commercial Mainstream Media such as News Corporation, Fairfax Medai, Nine Network, Abc were –PRO horward3. When citizens use the media to keep up to date, to be informed, and increase their knoweledge about public affairs they tend to participate at higher rate than those who don’t use the media in such a manner
  • Chief blogger is ideologically positioned to the left-Tim DunlopRupert Mundoch’s News Corp is a supporter of a right side 34 % of bloggers percieve their blog is a form of journalism
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    • 1. Blogs: Let me get it off my chest
      Week 6
      Olga Bezpyatkina
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    • 2. The origins
      Blogs (the term originated in late 1990-s)
      Web journal web log weblog wee blogs BLOGS
      A Blog is a web-page that consists of regular or daily posts, arranged in reverse chronological order and archived
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2Hs2rgto8
    • 3. Main Functions
      Provide media consumers with an audience and an audible voice
      Provide virtual space where information ignored by mainstream media can be published
      Boons to democracy: people get a new and powerful voice against corporate domination of the mainstream media
    • 4. BLOGOSPHERE
      • As of December 2008: 133 million blogs have been catalogued since 2002
      • 5. At least 900, 000 new posts or blog entries are produced every day
      • 6. Only 3 per cent –classified as political
      • 7. http://belonika.livejournal.com/http://theglossgoss.blogspot.com
      • 8. However blogs that deal with public affairs are the most frequently visited
    • Australian political blogosphere
      Access limitation and cost consideration
      John Howard
      Blogging-leftists
      Tim Dunlop
      http://blogs.news.com.au/news/blogocracy/
    • 9. Blogocracy
      Purpose ‘less about journalism than it is about citizenship, the idea is that all of us have a say in how the country is run’
      Dunlop: “I’m not doing journalism here, though it’s clearly a journalism related activity”.
      ARE BLOGGERS REAL JOURNALISTS?
    • 10. Are bloggers real journalists?
      Journalism Rules
      Check sources and cite them
      Be objective
      Admit and correct published mistakes
      Bloggers’ Perceptions
      Current Events and Politics-Journalism
      Perception=Being
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
      The “Internet Newspaper”
    • 11. Reference List:
      Bruns, A and Adams, DA, 2009, ‘Mapping the Australian Political blogosphere’ in A. Russel and E. Echaibi, (eds.) International blogging: identity, politics, and networked publics, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, pp.85-109
      Cohen, K R 2006, ‘A Welcome for Blogs’, Continium : Journal of Media and Culture Studies, vol. 20, no.2, pp. 161-173.
      HomeroGil De Zuniga, 2009, ‘Blogs, Journalism, and Political Participation’ in Z. Papacharissi, Journalsim and Citezenship, Routledge: Hoboken, pp. 108-123
      Meraz, Sh. 2009, ‘The many faced “You” of Social Media’ in Z. Papacharissi, Journalsim and Citezenship, Routledge: Hoboken, pp. 123-149
      Tremayne, M (ed), 2007 Blogging , Citizenship and the Future of Media, London: Routledge.
      http://belonika.livejournal.com
      http://blogs.news.com.au/news/blogocracy/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Huffington_Post
      http://theglossgoss.blogspot.com
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2Hs2rgto8

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