“ I try to dispel the image that Muslims and Arabs suffer from - mostly by our own doing I have to say - in the rest of the world. I am no missionary and don’t want to be. I run several internet websites that are geared to do just that, create a better understanding that we’re not all nuts hell-bent on world destruction.”
ZOLA & THE NAILHOUSE <ul><li>Internet-> traditional media, then mutual reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>When media coverage was shut down, there was so much on the internet the ban was ineffectual </li></ul>
The New Media Ecosystem Source: Morgan Stanley October 2004 report: “Update from the Digital World” by Mary Meeker et. al.
Info Supply & Demand 2.0 Then... High cost of production Scarcity of space, airtime, etc. Now... Low cost of production Scarcity of attention
A portrait of global media attention: (Data from Google News, July 2006) Countries in red have more stories Countries in blue have fewer (Courtesy Ethan Zuckerman at: http://h2odev.law.harvard.edu/ezuckerman/ )
127 million people 2nd largest world economy 12582 CNN.com stories 130 million people 54th largest world economy 937 CNN stories (Data courtesy Ethan Zuckerman http://ethanzuckerman.com /)
Obstacles to a truly Global Conversation: <ul><li>ATTENTION: The caring problem. What people need to know vs. what they enjoy knowing and talking about. </li></ul><ul><li>LANGUAGE : The internet is becoming more multi-lingual… translation requires effort. </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS: The people whose voices we most need to hear are the ones who are least able to speak out online. (Internet 40x more expensive for Africans than Americans!) </li></ul><ul><li>CENSORSHIP: Roughly 40 national governments now censor their Internet. (For more info see OpenNet.net) </li></ul>
What does this mean for journalism students? My email: [email_address] Blog: http://rconversation.blogs.com Global Voices: http://www.globalvoicesonline.org JMSC: http://jmsc.hku.hk New Media Workshop: http://jmsc.hku.hk/blogs/newmedia “Hong Kong Stories” http://jmsc.hku.hk/hkstories Credits: Many thanks to Ethan Zuckerman, Isaac Mao, and others for ideas and materials . This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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