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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”
Where we were (1984)Where we were (1984)
PCsPCs
LANsLANs
UsenetUsenet
BitnetBitnet
AudiotextAudiotext
Where we were (1994)Where we were (1994)
BBSs (remember Galacticomm?)BBSs (remember Galacticomm?)
ProdigyProdigy
AOLAOL
CompuServeCompuServe
GopherGopher
FidonetFidonet
NII, GIINII, GII
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
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
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!
Outsourcing, OffshoringOutsourcing, Offshoring
Technology solutionsTechnology solutions
AnalysisAnalysis
Journalist rolesJournalist roles
EditingEditing
TranscriptionTranscription
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
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”…..?
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
““8 Cs” of Online News Environments8 Cs” of Online News Environments
ConnectivityConnectivity
ContentContent
CommunityCommunity
CommerceCommerce
CapacityCapacity
CultureCulture
CooperationCooperation
CapitalCapital
Categories of Information SocietiesCategories of Information Societies
RestrictiveRestrictive
EmbryonicEmbryonic
EmergingEmerging
NegotiatingNegotiating
IntermediateIntermediate
MatureMature
AdvancedAdvanced
Agenda-settingAgenda-setting
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
ResourcesResources
Poynter (Poynter (www.poynter.orgwww.poynter.org))
AMIC (Asian Media Information andAMIC (Asian Media Information and
Communication centre:Communication centre: www.amic.org.sgwww.amic.org.sg))
Japan Mobile Media ReviewJapan Mobile Media Review
Archives.orgArchives.org
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”
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
““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
madan@inomy.commadan@inomy.com
digitalnomad@hotmail.comdigitalnomad@hotmail.com

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Newfrontiers

  • 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. Where we were (1984)Where we were (1984) PCsPCs LANsLANs UsenetUsenet BitnetBitnet AudiotextAudiotext
  • 3. Where we were (1994)Where we were (1994) BBSs (remember Galacticomm?)BBSs (remember Galacticomm?) ProdigyProdigy AOLAOL CompuServeCompuServe GopherGopher FidonetFidonet NII, GIINII, GII
  • 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. 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
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  • 9. 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!
  • 10.
  • 11. Outsourcing, OffshoringOutsourcing, Offshoring Technology solutionsTechnology solutions AnalysisAnalysis Journalist rolesJournalist roles EditingEditing TranscriptionTranscription
  • 12.
  • 13. 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
  • 14.
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  • 18. 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”…..?
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  • 30. 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
  • 31. ““8 Cs” of Online News Environments8 Cs” of Online News Environments ConnectivityConnectivity ContentContent CommunityCommunity CommerceCommerce CapacityCapacity CultureCulture CooperationCooperation CapitalCapital
  • 32. Categories of Information SocietiesCategories of Information Societies RestrictiveRestrictive EmbryonicEmbryonic EmergingEmerging NegotiatingNegotiating IntermediateIntermediate MatureMature AdvancedAdvanced Agenda-settingAgenda-setting
  • 33. 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
  • 34. ResourcesResources Poynter (Poynter (www.poynter.orgwww.poynter.org)) AMIC (Asian Media Information andAMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication centre:Communication centre: www.amic.org.sgwww.amic.org.sg)) Japan Mobile Media ReviewJapan Mobile Media Review Archives.orgArchives.org
  • 35.
  • 36. 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”
  • 37. 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
  • 38. ““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