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Social networks & new media
Bane or boon for newsroom management?

Sanjana Hattotuwa

TEDGlobal Fellow 2010
Editor, Ground...
what is social media?

• Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform
  broadcast media monologues (...
what is new media?

• New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital,
  computerized, or networked inform...
new media and foundations

• Blogs


• Social networks (Twitter, Facebook)


• Google Maps and mashups


• Mobiles: SMS, m...
what’s new

• Ubiquity of two way communications


• Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees


• Both news ge...
enduring challenges

• Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain


• Torrent of information...
What is out there?
bearing witness: Groundviews
www.groundviews.org
online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channel
www.youtube.com/vikalpasl
kottu: blog aggregation
www.kottu.org
sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog aggregation
www.sinhalabloggers.com
sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation
www.sinhalabloggers.com
online video: Perambara YouTube Channel
www.youtube.com/internewslanka
alternative politics in Sinhala: Vikalpa
www.vikalpa.org
news from provinces: Perambara
www.perambara.org
twitter: new perspectives
flickr content on sri lanka
www.flickr.com
Managing content: Pushing out
essential email: Gmail
essential sinhala unicode tools
http://ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/feconverter
transliterating sinhala unicode
http://www.google.com/transliterate/sinhalese
transliterating tamil unicode
http://www.google.com/transliterate/tamil
wordpress.com: blogging
wordpress.com: blogging
http://si.wordpress.com
wordpress.com: blogging
http://ta.wordpress.com
ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC
bambuser.com: mobile phone broadcasting
google maps: plot events
google maps: plot locations
Managing content: Pushing out

    Investigative journalism
drop.io: reports through audio
whistleblowing & source protection: Moomeo
http://moomeo.com
whistleblowing & source protection: Moomeo
http://moomeo.com
Managing content: Pulling in
google search: Updates from social media
google news: thousands of sources
google reader: a web based RSS reader
web based document management: google docs
web based document management: Microsoft
http://www.live.com
google calendar: web based story planning
know your twitter hastags (#lka #srilanka)
http://www.twitter.com
spy: http://spy.appspot.com
twitter: desktop aggregation via Seesmic Look
seesmic.com/look
news management toolkit
key points: recap

• New technologies potentially give voice to all citizens


• Be sceptical of new information, but use ...
Thank you
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  1. 1. Social networks & new media Bane or boon for newsroom management? Sanjana Hattotuwa TEDGlobal Fellow 2010 Editor, Groundviews (www.groundviews.org)
  2. 2. what is social media? • Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers. (Wikipedia)
  3. 3. what is new media? • New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies. • New media is not television programs, feature films, magazines, books, or paper-based publications. (Wikipedia) • But increasingly, old media is leveraging the web, Internet and mobiles in generating and disseminating news and information.
  4. 4. new media and foundations • Blogs • Social networks (Twitter, Facebook) • Google Maps and mashups • Mobiles: SMS, mobile photography and video • VoIP: Skype, Google Chat • And making it all possible are ADSL, 3G wireless broadband
  5. 5. what’s new • Ubiquity of two way communications • Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees • Both news generation and dissemination leverages new media • Disintermediated models vs. traditional media model • Citizens as producers • Low resolution content broadcast on high definition media
  6. 6. enduring challenges • Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain • Torrent of information. Trickle of knowledge. • Veracity / Verifiability hard to determine • Post-disaster communications can be unreliable and difficult. Eye-witness accounts are partial, subjective. • New media / technology illiteracy even amongst journalists • Apathy and animosity against citizen journalism • Licensing and attribution of online content
  7. 7. What is out there?
  8. 8. bearing witness: Groundviews www.groundviews.org
  9. 9. online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/vikalpasl
  10. 10. kottu: blog aggregation www.kottu.org
  11. 11. sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  12. 12. sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  13. 13. online video: Perambara YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/internewslanka
  14. 14. alternative politics in Sinhala: Vikalpa www.vikalpa.org
  15. 15. news from provinces: Perambara www.perambara.org
  16. 16. twitter: new perspectives
  17. 17. flickr content on sri lanka www.flickr.com
  18. 18. Managing content: Pushing out
  19. 19. essential email: Gmail
  20. 20. essential sinhala unicode tools http://ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/feconverter
  21. 21. transliterating sinhala unicode http://www.google.com/transliterate/sinhalese
  22. 22. transliterating tamil unicode http://www.google.com/transliterate/tamil
  23. 23. wordpress.com: blogging
  24. 24. wordpress.com: blogging http://si.wordpress.com
  25. 25. wordpress.com: blogging http://ta.wordpress.com
  26. 26. ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC
  27. 27. bambuser.com: mobile phone broadcasting
  28. 28. google maps: plot events
  29. 29. google maps: plot locations
  30. 30. Managing content: Pushing out Investigative journalism
  31. 31. drop.io: reports through audio
  32. 32. whistleblowing & source protection: Moomeo http://moomeo.com
  33. 33. whistleblowing & source protection: Moomeo http://moomeo.com
  34. 34. Managing content: Pulling in
  35. 35. google search: Updates from social media
  36. 36. google news: thousands of sources
  37. 37. google reader: a web based RSS reader
  38. 38. web based document management: google docs
  39. 39. web based document management: Microsoft http://www.live.com
  40. 40. google calendar: web based story planning
  41. 41. know your twitter hastags (#lka #srilanka) http://www.twitter.com
  42. 42. spy: http://spy.appspot.com
  43. 43. twitter: desktop aggregation via Seesmic Look seesmic.com/look
  44. 44. news management toolkit
  45. 45. key points: recap • New technologies potentially give voice to all citizens • Be sceptical of new information, but use new media to push and pull content • Develop media literacy to embrace new technologies
  46. 46. Thank you
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