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  • 1. Introduction What is weblog? Who blogs? What are they used for?
  • 2. What doestheweblogmean for thenewspaper industry?
  • 3. The Guardian Weblog Launched in 2000 http://www.guardian.co.uk/weblog/
  • 4. The Guardian Weblog Collection of ‘noteworthy reads online’ Hyperlink allow multiple ways to consume the new material An ‘any-to-any talking and sharing system’ Internet as a technology engaged two-way communication between audience and journalist, and changed the relationship between audience and journalism Knowledge-as-process rather then knowledge-as-product
  • 5. Updated in 2008 ‘Comment is Free’ community Community-driven approach rather then content- driven
  • 6. Open Journalism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2012/feb/29/alan-rusbridger-open- journalism-guardian-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486
  • 7. ‘Blogging are not exactly journalists, which isa mistake many people make. They expectus to be dispassionate and unemotionalabout topic such as occupation and war.That objective lack of emotion is impossiblebecause a blog in itself stems from passion– the need to site for hours at one’scomputer, slouched over the keyboard,trying to communication ideas, throughs,fears, and frustrations to the world’ – Iraqi Blogger Riverbend, 2006
  • 8. Journalists are not theonly experts in the world Alan Rusbridger – Editor of Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2012/feb/29/alan-rusbridger-open- journalism-guardian-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486
  • 9. Reference Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4): 443-436 Barlow, A (2007), The Rise of the Blogoshpere, Westport: Praeger Blood, R. (2000) ‘Weblogs: a History and Perspective’, URL (consulted June 2001): http://www.rebeccablood.net/essays/ weblog_history.html Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison. London: Penguin. Foucault, M. (1989) The Archaeology of Knowledge. London: Routledge. Kahn, R. and D. Kellner (nd) ‘Internet Subcultures and Political Activism’, URL(consulted April 2003): http://www.gseis.uclA.edu/courses/ed253a/oppostionalInternet.htm http://www.guardian.co.uk/