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Blogging the  Post-Communist World Transitions Online New Media Projects
Transitions Online <ul><li>Online magazine covering politics, economy, media, culture & civil society in post-communist Eu...
New Media Projects <ul><li>Nurture blogging and multi-media as powerful, cost-efficient tools for free press, advocacy and...
New Media Projects <ul><li>Azerbaijan </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus </li></ul><ul><li>TOL Chalkboard...
TOL Multi-Media <ul><li>TOLBlogs </li></ul><ul><li>TOLConnect </li></ul><ul><li>TOL magazine relaunch </li></ul>
TOLBlogs
TOLBlogs <ul><li>Caucasus: Steady State </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasus: Patchwork </li></ul><ul><li>New Media </li></ul><ul><l...
TOLBlogs <ul><li>Add blogs as funding and opportunities arise </li></ul><ul><li>Constant search for new bloggers, new voic...
TOLConnect
TOLConnect <ul><li>Social network – a place for TOL users, bloggers, writers and editors to meet and </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
TOL magazine
TOL magazine <ul><li>Relaunch magazine site with new design and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Harness free or low-cost to...
Goals <ul><li>Training mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform for young journalists to develop new media skills </li></ul>...
What do we want from you? <ul><li>Using existing social networks to build the TOL community </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out...
<ul><li>www.tol.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.tolblogs.tol.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.tolconnect.tol.org </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Blogging the Post-Communist World Transitions Online New Media Projects
  2. 2. Transitions Online <ul><li>Online magazine covering politics, economy, media, culture & civil society in post-communist Europe and Central Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Training institute: Training journalists and establishing new media platforms in our coverage areas </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Media Projects <ul><li>Nurture blogging and multi-media as powerful, cost-efficient tools for free press, advocacy and self-expression – especially where state dominates media and communications </li></ul><ul><li>Support local blogging platforms and development of new media resources in local languages </li></ul><ul><li>Target students, journalism professionals, media managers, local NGOs/activists </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Media Projects <ul><li>Azerbaijan </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus </li></ul><ul><li>TOL Chalkboard: Education reform </li></ul><ul><li>Romani Journalist Advancement Project </li></ul><ul><li>Neweurasia.net </li></ul>
  5. 5. TOL Multi-Media <ul><li>TOLBlogs </li></ul><ul><li>TOLConnect </li></ul><ul><li>TOL magazine relaunch </li></ul>
  6. 6. TOLBlogs
  7. 7. TOLBlogs <ul><li>Caucasus: Steady State </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasus: Patchwork </li></ul><ul><li>New Media </li></ul><ul><li>Off the Deep End </li></ul><ul><li>EU: Next in Line </li></ul><ul><li>Between Brussels & Gazprom </li></ul><ul><li>Roma Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Neweurasia.net (TOL partner project) </li></ul>
  8. 8. TOLBlogs <ul><li>Add blogs as funding and opportunities arise </li></ul><ul><li>Constant search for new bloggers, new voices </li></ul><ul><li>International audience for writers </li></ul><ul><li>Expose English-speaking audience to a more in-depth view of life in our regions </li></ul>
  9. 9. TOLConnect
  10. 10. TOLConnect <ul><li>Social network – a place for TOL users, bloggers, writers and editors to meet and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment on content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create their own </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. TOL magazine
  12. 12. TOL magazine <ul><li>Relaunch magazine site with new design and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Harness free or low-cost tools (Audacity, Soundslides, etc.) to create new media content (podcasts, audio slide shows, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit a wider variety of contributors with diverse skills </li></ul><ul><li>Post a wider variety of content, beyond traditional articles and columns </li></ul>
  13. 13. Goals <ul><li>Training mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform for young journalists to develop new media skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate the best of old and new media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional news-gathering methods and journalistic ethics meet intimacy and immediacy of blogging and new media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform TOL from a magazine producing content for readers into a community of shared interests </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What do we want from you? <ul><li>Using existing social networks to build the TOL community </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to new media community in your region </li></ul><ul><li>Blog! </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>www.tol.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.tolblogs.tol.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.tolconnect.tol.org </li></ul>
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