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The blogosphere

  1. 1. The blogosphere MDIA5003 Online & Mobile Media Zhining (Suky) XUAN Z3398955
  2. 2. Outline• Identify weblog phenomenon• Relationship between weblogs and journalism• Case study: The Guardian Weblog Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  3. 3. What is weblog? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwcW5AKcfl 4 Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  4. 4. Why look to weblogs?• Blogs have developed in the context of the world wide web.• Blog has quickly become very popular. Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  5. 5. Weblogs and journalism• Weblogs as a space for journalistic thinking for which institutional journalism provides little room.• Weblogs as a challenge to corporate journalism.• Weblogs as a democratic, interactive space. (Matheson 2004 :451) Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  6. 6. Case study: The Guardian Weblog http://www.guardian.co.uk/weblog/ Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  7. 7. Weblogs provide glimpses of mainstreamjournalism • A different interpersonal relation • A different authority • A journalism of connections Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  8. 8. Choose reliable news aggregators Possible futures of online journalism is communicative relation between online journalist and user is more than the transmission of „data bits‟ and literature of information. Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  9. 9. Blogworld Started in 2006 Largest conference in the world geared specifically to social media in network Located in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas Rick Calvert is the CEO and Co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo.http://www.blogworldexpo.com/2012-nyc/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj-c2PM-BIA
  10. 10. Activities (Discuss in groups) • Discuss the bloggers are the journalists? If they are not always journalists, then when can bloggers be considered journalists? • Which way do you to read the news? Do you prefer read blogs? Why or why not?
  11. 11. Thank you for you attention Matheson, Donald (2004) ‘Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trends in online journalism’, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.
  12. 12. BibliographyBoczkowski, P.J. (2002) „The Development and Use of Online Newspapers: WhatResearch Tells Us and What We Might Want to Know‟, in L.A. Lievrouw and S.Livingstone (eds) Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences ofICTs, pp.270–86. London: Sage.Fredin, E.S. and P. David (1998) „Browsing and the Hypermedia Interaction Cycle: aModel of Self-Efficacy and Goal Dynamics‟, Journalism and Mass CommunicationQuarterly 75(1): 35–54.Matheson, Donald (2004) „Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: some trendsin online journalism‟, New Media and Society, 6(4):443-468.Newhagen, J., J. Cordes and M. Levy (1995) „Nightly@nbc.com: Audience Scopeand the Perception of Interactivity in Viewer Mail on the Internet‟, Journal ofCommunication 45(3): 164–75.
  13. 13. Bibliography•Outing, S. (2001) „The First Shock of History: “09/11” Redefines BookJournalism‟,Poynter.org, 5 November, URL (consulted August 2002):http://www.poynter.org/terrorism/steve8.htm•What is blogging? Published on 24 Apr, 2012 , assessed on 01/08/2012http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwcW5AKcfl4•BlogWorld Expo Are Bloggers Journalists? Joelle Norwood The Media Mama,Airwavesdc, 26 May, 2011, assessed on 01/08/2012http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj-c2PM-BIA
  14. 14. Bibliography • Blogcount (2003) „Wandering Through the Weblog Cemetery‟, 29 July, URL (consulted July 2003): http://www.dijest.com/bc/ • Blogworld, http://www.blogworld.com/ (assessed on 05/08.2012) • The Guardian Weblog, http://www.guardian.co.uk/weblog (assessed on 05/08.2012)

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