Citizen Journalism and Mainstream Media in Germany

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My presentation at the Bloggerreise (Blogger Tour) des Auswärtigen Amts (Foreign Office)

My presentation at the Bloggerreise (Blogger Tour) des Auswärtigen Amts (Foreign Office)

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  • danke, matthias.

    zwei anmerkungen: crowdsourcing (und kollaboratives arbeiten) wurde zumindest ein mal in einer deutschen zeitung, nämlich der wirtschaftswoche, durchgespielt. vielleicht ist es bezeichnend, dass das nicht von journalisten, sondern von sascha lobo angestoßen wurde.

    und was data driven journalism angeht: auch da tut sich inzwischen zumindest ein klein wenig was. in der zeit erschien eine serie zu parteispenden, u.a. geschrieben von christiane schultzki-haddouti. mehr dazu auf ihrem blog:
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  • 1. A tale of two citizen journalisms Blogger Tour 2010 Visitor‘s Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany At the Invitation of the Federal Foreign Office Berlin, May 14, 2010 Matthias Spielkamp Twitter: @spielkamp (mainly in German...)
  • 2. (since 2003)
  • 3. (since 2005)
  • 4. (since 2005)
  • 5. Citizen journalism in Germany 1977: Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg i.B. - "pirate radio" (Germany, France, Switzerland) - background: fight against nuclear power plants - legalized since 1988 - funding: - dues of approx. 1.500 members - 0.01 percent of public broadcasting fees of the state of Baden-Württemberg
  • 6. Free / Citizen / Non-commercial Radio - 81 stations in Germany - radio and TV (so called "open channels") - instituted by law and publicly financed in three states (Bremen, Lower Saxony, Northrhein Westphalia)
  • 7. taz - die tageszeitung
  • 8. taz - die tageszeitung founded 1978/79 in West Berlin by journalists and non-journalists as a response to the political and journalistic situation during and after the so- called German Autumn ("Deutscher Herbst")
  • 9. taz - die tageszeitung today an established left-wing nationwide daily with a circulation of >55.000 copies, 250 employees
  • 10. indymedia
  • 11. indymedia "Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage."
  • 12. Wikinews
  • 13. Weblogs - few general interest / politcal weblogs - no German equivalent to Huffington Post - no German equivalent to or ProPublica
  • 14. Weblogs
  • 15. Weblogs
  • 16. Weblogs
  • 17. Weblogs
  • 18. Weblogs
  • 19. Weblogs
  • 20. Crowdsourcing - no example of crowdsourcing project by German mainstream media I know of
  • 21. Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism - Open Data Network
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  • 24. bundestagger
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  • 26. Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism none of these is financed or supported by mainstream media
  • 27. S.B. Johnson: Five things...
  • 28. S.B. Johnson: Five things... ...all sane people agree on about blogs and mainstream journalism (so can we stop talking about them now?) - August 1, 2006
  • 29. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 1. Mainstream, top-down, professional journalism will continue to play a vital role in covering news events, and in shaping our interpretation of those events, as it should.
  • 30. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 2. Bloggers will grow increasingly adept at covering certain kinds of news events, but not all. They will play an increasingly important role in the interpretation of all kinds of news.
  • 31. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 3. The majority of bloggers won't be concerned with traditional news at all.
  • 32. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 4. Professional, edited journalism will have a much higher signal-to-noise ratio than blogging; examples of sloppy, offensive, factually incorrect, or tedious writing will be abundant in the blogosphere. But diamonds in that rough will be abundant as well.
  • 33. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 5. Blogs -- like all modes of contemporary media -- are not historically unique; they draw upon and resemble a number of past traditions and forms, depending on their focus.
  • 34. S.B. Johnson: Five things... So here's my proposal: if you're writing an article or a blog post about this issue, and your argument revolves around one or more of these points -- and doesn't add anything else of substance -- STOP WRITING. Pick a new topic. Move on. There's nothing to see here.
  • 35. MSM
  • 36. MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010
  • 37. MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010 ... the casual reader is sickend by the smell of the gutter that arises from the blogs...
  • 38. It ain't over yet...
  • 39. Thank you! Matthias Spielkamp Twitter: @spielkamp Twitter: @iRightsinfo Twitter: @rechercheblog CC-by 3.0 de