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A Green Com300

  1. 1. Amanda Green COM 300 Spring 09
  2. 2. <ul><li>Can news find a home on YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li>What can YouTube provide that CNN cannot? </li></ul><ul><li>What are traditional media corporations doing to keep up? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Civic Journalism a problem? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Morris Jones – Nieman Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Will News Find a Home on YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li>“… online amateur video is likely to remain as generally pointless as the home pages and blogs that preceded it.” </li></ul>
  4. 7.  <ul><li>Popular media views are three times that of “news” categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Britney Spears has been viewed more times than Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>What do audiences really want? </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie </li></ul>
  5. 11. <ul><li>YouTube is ranked 6 th in number of visits in the 3 years the site http://www.quantcast.com/ has been tracking web traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>CNN is 27th </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times site doesn’t even make the top 50 </li></ul><ul><li>Where has the news gone? </li></ul><ul><li>What is filling its shoes? </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>Does YouTube have the potential to fill the news hole left by dying newspaper companies and struggling traditional media in a time of digital transition? </li></ul><ul><li>How has “on-demand” news and entertainment changed what information has become important to us? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the overwhelming popularity of entertainment media an obstacle for us to remain engaged, democratically responsible citizens? </li></ul>

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