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Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news
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Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news

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A presentation delivered at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism on leveraging new media for provincial news managers.

A presentation delivered at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism on leveraging new media for provincial news managers.

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  • 1. Social & new media tactics: Generating and curating provincial news Sanjana Hattotuwa Editor, Groundviews (www.groundviews.org)
  • 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. 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)
  • 4. 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
  • 5. what’s new • Ubiquity of two way communications • Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees • News generation and dissemination linked to new media • Disintermediated models vs. traditional media model • Citizens as producers • Low resolution content broadcast on high definition media
  • 6. what’s old and enduring challenges • Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain • Torrent of information. Trickle of knowledge. • Veracity / Verifiability? • Post-disaster communications can be unreliable and difficult • New media / technology illiteracy
  • 7. What is out there?
  • 8. online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/vikalpasl
  • 9. kottu: blog aggregation www.kottu.org
  • 10. sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  • 11. sinhala bloggers union: blog aggregation www.sinhalabloggers.com
  • 12. online video: Perambara YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/internewslanka
  • 13. online news from provinces: Vikalpa www.vikalpa.org
  • 14. online news from provinces: Perambara www.perambara.org
  • 15. twitter: new perspectives
  • 16. flickr content on sri lanka: www.flickr.com
  • 17. Producing content from the provinces
  • 18. essential email account: Gmail
  • 19. essential sinhala unicode tools http://ucsc.cmb.ac.lk/ltrl/services/feconverter
  • 20. wordpress.com: blogging
  • 21. ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC
  • 22. bambuser.com: mobile phone broadcasting
  • 23. drop.io: reports through audio
  • 24. Pulling it all in and keeping abreast
  • 25. google maps in elections monitoring
  • 26. google search: Updates from social media
  • 27. google reader: a web based RSS reader
  • 28. google docs: web based document management
  • 29. google calendar: web based document management
  • 30. know your twitter hastags (#slelections)
  • 31. twitter: desktop aggregation via Seesmic Look seesmic.com/look
  • 32. spy: http://spy.appspot.com
  • 33. news management toolkit
  • 34. 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
  • 35. Thank you

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