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Networks and online journalism

Networks and online journalism



First lecture on the Online Journalism module at City University

First lecture on the Online Journalism module at City University



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    • Online Journalism #cityOJ Paul Bradshaw OnlineJournalismBlog.com, Twitter.com/paulbradshawTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Why are you here? ..Martin Belam (http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2009/08/news_paywalls_and_scarcity.php)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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    • http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-long-can-print-newspapers-last.htmlTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-workers-employed-in-newspaper-publishing-2009-12Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • source: Ofcom (http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/icmr08/converge.pdf) and http://liesdamnedliesstatistics.com/2011/09/if-you-condensed-3-4-billion-internet-hours-into-one.html)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Internet ad growth 2000-2008 source: IABTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • "Magazine publisher Future is to cut around 100 jobs based in the UK and worldwide – in a move favouring digital over print." http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2011/07/19/voluntary-redundancies-as-future-publishing-focuses-on-digital/Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Source: Magazines & Their Websites, CJR study (2010)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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    • "This job is just as likely to attract people who’ve set up community websites or blogs and have a passion for their locality." Sarah Hartley - http://sarahhartley.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/beatblogging-–-what-is-it/Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • "I want to see social media become a part of the fabric of the day-to-day work." Julian March, Sky News - http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=179903Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • "Im afraid youre not doing your job if you cant do those things. Its not discretionary." Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC Global News - http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/feb/10/bbc-news- social-mediaTuesday, 27 September 2011
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    • Being a good writer is no longerenough.Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • (corporate machinery)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • (your new networks)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Go to interviews with more than a clippings file. "A URL is an obvious asset. The site you build at your URL should become your greatest business asset, but youll need to build many smaller assets within that site first.Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • "An active reader community is an asset. That takes time to develop." Robert Niles - http://www.ojr.org/ojr/people/robert/201001/1816/Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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    • What this module is about: Journalism across all media orgs: broadcast, print, magazine and online-only A developing medium: learning how to keep up Building assets: networks and URLsTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • What this module is not about: Teaching web design: useful but not essential Learning by rote: technology will change - so must you Sitting behind a computer all day: get mobile, report the unreportedTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • It’s not about the mark. Assignment: Group blog Covering an under-reported network Journalism as spotlight, forum, watermark Scoops, networks, asset URL Community, multimedia, data Newsgathering, Production, StrategyTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Live - in 4 weeks Judged by a panel of industry experts in 3 months Editorial roles Best journalism showcased on central site (I’ll tweet it too!)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • See Moodle. Briefs, guidance documents, readings, links, FAQTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • (break)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • 1: Networks JOM800 Online JournalismTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • This week in 3 bullets: • Networks are the key structure journalists need to operate across online • Mutual benefit should be the guide • Make product out of processTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • You do not control the platform ..Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • 4 reasons why networks are vital Finding contacts Being findable by contacts Distribution Building trust and relationshipsTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Case studies ..Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Print: Paul Lewis, The Guardian A networked journalistTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Magazines: Farmer’s Weekly "Within 20 minutes Farmers Weekly journalist Isobel David was on the forum to confirm the story and provide more information plus links to the MAFF web site. Over the weekend the journalist posted whatever information she had on the site and collected reader feedback."http://www.freelanceunbound.com/2009/11/19/how-the-web-has-changed-the-journalist%E2%80%99s-working-day/Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Broadcast: Robert Peston "Comments left by readers contain useful insights - and they help me understand what really matters to people. That is not to say that I give them only what they want ... Sharing information - some of it hugely important, some of it less so - with a big and interested audience delivers [ownership] and creates that committed community." http://www.cybersoc.com/2009/09/bbcs-robert-peston-the-blog-is-at-the-core-of-everything- do.htmlTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Online: BirminghamRiots2011On Monday evening the site published an image of a rioterkicking a policeman – said to have been taken in Birminghamthat night. Within an hour it had already been correctlyidentified as being taken in London in March. The next day,however, the same image was incorrectly captioned on thefront page of the Birmingham Mail and the centre spread ofThe Guardian, along with many other newspapers. http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/08/10/how-a-musician-and-a-sikh-tv-channel- dominated-coverage-of-the-birmingham-riots/Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • "Authority, trust and persuasiveness play an important role ... Connections are another important factor, along with timing and a dash of pure luck." http://www.visualizing.org/stories/visualizing-bin-ladenTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • How to create a decentralised news operation ..Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • The internet hates a middleman.Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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    • 5 things to do on Twitter 1.Sign up to Twitter and follow anyone you know, plus 10 people from your field (use Twellow, Tweepsearch, wefollow) or area (use Twitterlocal or Twitter Grader) 2.Tweet what you’re working on (just try it) 3.Tweet a useful link 4.Tweet an @ message to someone you don’t know 5.Try using Pingvine or Twitterfeed to send a Delicious RSS feed to your Twitter account (so anything you bookmark will be tweeted)Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • What is journalism now for? Things change.Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Nodocentrism "A network is quite incapable of recognizing things that are not nodes. If something is available in the network, it is perceived as part of reality, but if it is not available it might as well not exist." Ulises Mejias: ‘The Limits of Social Networks for organising the social’Tuesday, 27 September 2011
    • The role of a journalist in a networked age Making the hidden findable A voice to the voiceless Connecting communities Verifying and debunkingTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Guest Q&A: Neal Mann, @fieldproducer A networked journalistTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • This weeks lab. Choosing a network - & listening to it. Setting up Twitter, Delicious, RSS Populating them Linking them using RSSTuesday, 27 September 2011
    • Further reading. Bradshaw* & Rohumaa: Online Journalism Handbook Delicious.com/paulb/cityOJ01 OnlineJournalismClasses.Tumblr.com (password ‘student’) Benkler: The Power of Networks *I have a financial interest (but only for biscuit money)Tuesday, 27 September 2011