New media and health reporting

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Lecture given to Sri Lanka College of Journalism on new media impact on health journalism.

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New media and health reporting

  1. 1. New media and health reporting Sanjana Hattotuwa Editor, Groundviews (www.groundviews.org)
  2. 2. what is new media? • New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century. New media is not television programs, feature films, magazines, books, or paper-based publications. (Wikipedia)
  3. 3. new media and foundations • Blogs • Social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace) • Google Maps • Mobiles: SMS, MMS, Mobile photography and video • VoIP: Skype, Google Chat • And making it all possible are ADSL, 3G HSPA wireless broadband
  4. 4. What is out there?
  5. 5. mapping: Health Map http://healthmap.org/en
  6. 6. mapping: Health Map for smartphones http://healthmap.org/en
  7. 7. accountability: checking facts http://www.healthnewsreview.org
  8. 8. mobile health: MOCA http://mocamobile.org
  9. 9. twitter + celebrity: malaria awareness http://twitter.com/RyanSeacrest/status/10537853732
  10. 10. twitter + celebrity: malaria awareness http://twitter.com/kingsthings/status/10540262348
  11. 11. UN social media envoys to post and tweet for malaria control • “Social media content and user-driven syndication have proven to be exceptional media assets in generating action behind, elevating awareness of, and increasing resources for global malaria efforts. With our malaria-related objectives within sight, this influential group of Social Media Envoys will help us exceed our awareness goals throughout the year,” the Special Envoy added. • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34082&Cr=malaria&Cr1=
  12. 12. wiki: Ask Dr Wiki http://www.askdrwiki.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Physician_Medical_Wiki
  13. 13. wiki: Flu wiki http://www.fluwikie.com
  14. 14. wiki: Wiki Surgery http://www.wikisurgery.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
  15. 15. wiki: Medpedia http://www.medpedia.com
  16. 16. wiki: Radiopaedia.org http://radiopaedia.org
  17. 17. Reporting health: Pulling in
  18. 18. ustream.tv: reporting via a PC
  19. 19. bambuser.com: mobile phone video reporting
  20. 20. drop.io: reports through audio
  21. 21. google news: headlines on the web
  22. 22. google reader: customised news feeds
  23. 23. Reporting health: Pushing out
  24. 24. wordpress.com: blogging health
  25. 25. google maps: plot incidents across sri lanka
  26. 26. health reporting media toolkit
  27. 27. Thank you

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