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ISOJ 2004

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  1. 1. New Frontiers for Online NewsNew Frontiers for Online News Dr. Madan Mohan RaoDr. Madan Mohan Rao Consultant/AuthorConsultant/Author Editor: “The KM Chronicles,”Editor: “The KM Chronicles,” ““The Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook”The Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook”
  2. 2. Where we were (1984)Where we were (1984) PCsPCs LANsLANs UsenetUsenet BitnetBitnet AudiotextAudiotext
  3. 3. Where we were (1994)Where we were (1994) BBSs (remember Galacticomm?)BBSs (remember Galacticomm?) ProdigyProdigy AOLAOL CompuServeCompuServe GopherGopher FidonetFidonet NII, GIINII, GII
  4. 4. Where we are (2004 onwards)Where we are (2004 onwards) WirelessWireless Organisational news, newslettersOrganisational news, newsletters Knowledge managementKnowledge management OutsourcingOutsourcing NarrativesNarratives AggregationAggregation Powerhouses (Asia)Powerhouses (Asia) Information societyInformation society
  5. 5. WirelessWireless SMS: P2P, premiumSMS: P2P, premium PhotophonesPhotophones Sports, business, infotainment (news, ringtones)Sports, business, infotainment (news, ringtones) Political mobilisationPolitical mobilisation Convergence: T2S, P2S (participatory TV)Convergence: T2S, P2S (participatory TV) Public relationsPublic relations Challenges: etiquette, copyrightChallenges: etiquette, copyright
  6. 6. News in OrganisationsNews in Organisations Intranets, newslettersIntranets, newsletters Competitive Intelligence (CI) newsfeedsCompetitive Intelligence (CI) newsfeeds Blogs: “digital dashboard”Blogs: “digital dashboard” Knowledge managementKnowledge management Organisational storytellingOrganisational storytelling This should not be the domain only of business schools!This should not be the domain only of business schools!
  7. 7. Outsourcing, OffshoringOutsourcing, Offshoring Technology solutionsTechnology solutions AnalysisAnalysis Journalist rolesJournalist roles EditingEditing TranscriptionTranscription
  8. 8. Online news in AsiaOnline news in Asia WirelessWireless DiasporaDiaspora DiversityDiversity Examples: news aggregation, SMS alerts,Examples: news aggregation, SMS alerts, business stories, censorship, political activism,business stories, censorship, political activism, the knowledge movementthe knowledge movement
  9. 9. The Information SocietyThe Information Society (WSIS and beyond)(WSIS and beyond) Digital DivideDigital Divide Activism, advocacy: peace, changeActivism, advocacy: peace, change Misinformation, spinMisinformation, spin Paths for evolutionPaths for evolution ““The Second Superpower”…..?The Second Superpower”…..?
  10. 10. Dimensions of Online NewsDimensions of Online News Online news as an instrument (consumers)Online news as an instrument (consumers) – usage by consumers, businesses, policymakersusage by consumers, businesses, policymakers Online news as an industry (creators, enablers)Online news as an industry (creators, enablers) – journalism, distribution, tech platforms/toolsjournalism, distribution, tech platforms/tools
  11. 11. ““8 Cs” of Online News Environments8 Cs” of Online News Environments ConnectivityConnectivity ContentContent CommunityCommunity CommerceCommerce CapacityCapacity CultureCulture CooperationCooperation CapitalCapital
  12. 12. Categories of Information SocietiesCategories of Information Societies RestrictiveRestrictive EmbryonicEmbryonic EmergingEmerging NegotiatingNegotiating IntermediateIntermediate MatureMature AdvancedAdvanced Agenda-settingAgenda-setting
  13. 13. The Road Ahead: ChallengesThe Road Ahead: Challenges Credibility of online/wireless informationCredibility of online/wireless information Capacity buildingCapacity building Content management, attention managementContent management, attention management EthicsEthics Methodology and researchMethodology and research Complexity theoryComplexity theory
  14. 14. ResourcesResources Poynter (Poynter ( AMIC (Asian Media Information andAMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication centre:Communication centre: Japan Mobile Media ReviewJapan Mobile Media Review
  15. 15. The Asia-Pacific Internet HandbookThe Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook Industry (tech players, user base, e-commerce,Industry (tech players, user base, e-commerce, VCs, content) – “Emerging Powerhouses”VCs, content) – “Emerging Powerhouses” Instrument (news (narratives, diaspora, industryInstrument (news (narratives, diaspora, industry dynamics) – “News Media and New Media”dynamics) – “News Media and New Media” Intimacy (wireless/mobile/handhelds, news,Intimacy (wireless/mobile/handhelds, news, business applications, WiFi) –”Asia Unplugged”business applications, WiFi) –”Asia Unplugged”
  16. 16. Online + Wireless news:Online + Wireless news: Where is it indispensable?Where is it indispensable? Diaspora communitiesDiaspora communities Competitive intelligence, market researchCompetitive intelligence, market research Categories: business, sports, infotainmentCategories: business, sports, infotainment Public relations, investor relationsPublic relations, investor relations Large, global organisationsLarge, global organisations Quick mobilisation, activismQuick mobilisation, activism
  17. 17. ““In the 21In the 21stst century, every business is a publisher,century, every business is a publisher, every Internet or mobile user is a reporter, andevery Internet or mobile user is a reporter, and every citizen is an editor.”every citizen is an editor.” Madanmohan RaoMadanmohan Rao Austin, TXAustin, TX April 17, 2004April 17, 2004
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