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Journalism and Social Media

  1. 1. Journalism • a literary style and method of inquiry • practice of investigating and reporting issues, trends and events • aims to provide analysis of news and information to public
  2. 2. • Over the years, with the enhancement in the methods and ways of social media, journalism has undergone a great change. • The ways of presenting and analyzing the news have varied greatly. • Social media sites play a major role in delivering the news. • This has led to the introduction of a new term- Social Journalism.
  3. 3. What is Social Journalism? • A media model consisting the hybrid of professional journalism and reader content. • makes use of the power of social media tools and multimedia(Facebook, Twitter, blogs etc.) to spread the information and news.
  4. 4. The Changing Trend
  5. 5. Ongoing trends of Journalism in regards to Social Media From inspiration: • find and cultivate story ideas as well as sources • follow events and news in real time To publication: • find and reach readers where they are • promote work • attract traffic to the publication • create an engaged and loyal reader community
  6. 6. • the digital interface enables journalists to discover and analyse facts more critically • more reader feedback is being integrated; more voices are being heard; more diverse perspectives on the same news are being presented • more stories are available, archived and searchable for longer periods of time • people are engaged more actively with the changes in the world by taking photos or making videos of key moments, by commenting on blogs and sharing stories of interest
  7. 7. Networked journalism • every journalist acts as node in the network that record information, share and distribute it • journalists can sail in the sea of information with the help of programmers, designers, and hackers who are skilled at revealing and uncovering digital information. • faced with large data sets, journalists can include analysis, connection, explanation, and storytelling. e.g..
  8. 8. Visual journalism • journalism is visual and text based at the same time • text, video, and audio sources are increasingly integrated and coordinated in narrating • search engines based on visual matching rather than textual tags are becoming more refined • visual literacy is important for journalists • better understanding and use of images as carriers of information is needed
  9. 9. Point of view journalism • Multiple versions of the same story are a natural fact as different accounts and camera angles of almost any news coverage are available on platforms like YouTube or Flickr • Because of the use of multiple sources of news on multiple platforms, the presumed neutrality and objectivity of the journalist is increasingly difficult to maintain • For readers and viewers, it is easy to compare different stories and photos of the same event and spot the differences
  10. 10. Journalism at Internet speed • The Internet and other digital networks have transformed the newsroom through global telecommunication networks with broadband capability, wireless communication, and permanent connectivity. • There is a continuous flow of information/data that must be processed on the spot by constantly updating and rewriting the story • The basic principles of journalism do not change while working at Internet speed but it does make the reflective practice more difficult • The greater the volume of information to be examined and the faster its input is demanded for news production, the less time is left for analytical treatment and narrating
  11. 11. A day in the life of a Wired Journalist • Use crowdsourcing to get a story idea • Follow up on leads and write the story • Let tweeps know what you’re writing about, get comments • Publish on magazine’s online site • Tweet the link, share it on Facebook and put it up as your LinkedIn profile note • Follow up with reader comments and suggestions
  12. 12. Social media sites enhance the work journalists do • Social networking sites play a great role in delivering the news to the world • More than half of the social media users rely and depend on the networking sites to get the latest updates on news and information • For journalists and news organizations, social networks provide an opportunity for connecting with people, distributing news stories and complementing news coverage with feeds
  13. 13. • Journalists can join the social networks, interact with people and showcase their articles/stories • News organizations can create their own pages on networking sites such as a fan page on Facebook. These pages can be used to alert people about important news stories the news organization has published or post other items of interest to its followers • Social networks are great for generating conversations among people about stories. Many news media have found that the number of reader comments on a story posted on Facebook can exceed comments posted on the news organization's official website
  14. 14. • People are increasingly learning about news stories via social networks
  15. 15. • According to the State of the News Media 2012 report by the Pew Research Centre, News websites got 9% of their traffic from social media such as Twitter and Facebook in 2011, about a 57% increase over 2009
  16. 16. References • News Use Across Social Media Platforms. (n.d.). Pew Research Centers Journalism Project RSS. Retrieved June 29, 2014, from http://www.journalism.org/2013/11/14/news-use-across-social-media-platforms/ • the transition to digital journalism. (n.d.). Facebook and Social Media. Retrieved June 29, 2014, from http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/digital- transform/social-networks/ • Haak, B. V., Parks, M., & Castells, M. The Future of Journalism: Networked Journalism. , 2923-2938. Retrieved June 29, 2014, from http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/1750/832 • Nieman Reports | What Is Journalism's Place in Social Media?. (n.d.). Nieman Reports. Retrieved June 29, 2014, from http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/101882/What-Is-Journalisms-Place- in-Social-Media.aspx • What is journalism? Definition and meaning of the craft. (n.d.). American Press Institute RSS. Retrieved June 30, 2014, from http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/journalism-essentials/what-is-journalism/

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