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Presented at: Future of Journalism 2011

Presented at: Future of Journalism 2011
Cardiff University, 8 – 9 September

Authors: Alfred Hermida, Fred Fletcher, Darryl Korell, Donna Logan

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  • Your Friend as EditorThe Shift to a Personalized Social News StreamAlfred Hermida, Fred Fletcher, Darryl Korell, Donna LoganFuture of Journalism 2011Cardiff University, 8 – 9 September
  • The networked audience Marwick and boyd (2011) Photo: Luc Legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/
  • Sharing the news Photo: Pricklebush http://www.flickr.com/photos/pricklebush/
  • Methodology• Online survey of 1,682 Canadians• 1,059 visit social networking sites at least monthly (63 per cent)• Conducted August 26-30, 2010 Photo: SeanHagen http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebelcan/
  • Percentage of social media users Twitter updates: news 10 organization/journalistTwitter updates: friends and family 18 Social networks: News 20 organization/journalistSocial networks: Friends and family 43 0 10 20 30 40 50 Social networks as news sources (Internet users who visit social networking sites at least monthly; N = 1059)
  • Percentage of social media usersExposed to more news and information 59 Find first-hand information about 63 important events Keep up with news and views 71 Find out about social or community 76 events 0 20 40 60 80 The appeal of social news (Internet users who visit social networking sites at least monthly; N = 1059)
  • Individual bloggerNews / commentary website International news website News aggregator Radio new website TV news website Newspaper website 0 20 40 60 80 Online news consumers High social media users Medium social media users News sources on a typical day
  • Attitudes to journalismUse of social media in news reports Use of Twitter by journalists 32 36 26 39 32 34 Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure
  • The social news consumer• Importance of social recommendation• Preference for friends rather than professionals• Editorial disaggregation Photo: Travis Jon Allison http://www.flickr.com/photos/whybesubtle/
  • The social news consumer• Mix of traditional and social sources• Open to non- traditional news sources• Canadians value diversity in news Photo: lotusutol http://www.flickr.com/photos/lotusutol/
  • Discussion• Networked publics • Reframing the news • Shaping news flows• Evolving relationship between the media and the audience Photo: wouldleywonderworks http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/
  • Thank you• alfred.hermida@ubc.ca• @hermida• New book out now• All royalties go to Reporters Without Borders