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Networked News


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Some thoughts on how online networks can change the way journalists report the news, and interact with audiences. These slides were originally created and presented at TEDx Liverpool (07/08/09)

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Networked News

  1. 1. NETWORKED NEWS<br />The rise of social newsgathering <br />
  2. 2. Citizen journalism meets social journalism<br /><ul><li>Citizen journalism + social media + mainstream media = Social Journalism
  3. 3. Eg. Scanning Twitter , using hashtags, YouTube, Flickr, and other social media to cover real-time events
  4. 4. Seeking and gathering information in social media to report news through mainstream channels
  5. 5. Online communities engaging and interacting to tell developing stories to a wider audience</li></li></ul><li>Breaking real-time news (traditional journalism) <br /><ul><li>Reporter learns of event: Via routine calls, a contact, or member of the public getting in touch
  6. 6. Reporter researches story: Calls sources/official contacts for confirmation; heads to scene of event with photographer) for interviews. Brief news item may be posted on newspaper website
  7. 7. Reporter interviews eyewitnesses, files copy, photographer sends image: Content uploaded to newspaper website; work starts on next day’s story. Audience participation becomes limited; control lies with news organisation</li></li></ul><li>Breaking real-time news (social journalism) <br /><ul><li>Reporter learns of event: Via citizen journalists breaking news online social networks, phone call, email, tip-off from member of public/contact or official sources
  8. 8. Crowdsources: Uses Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, online forums and other social media sources to gather and spread eyewitness information and verified facts
  9. 9. Incorporates audience: Reporter newsgathers live (tweeting from scene, streaming, uploading photos and vidoes); becomes part of online network telling the story. Informed conversation continues; unlimited participation across networks. Control is shared. </li></li></ul><li>Social journalism on Twitter ALiverpool example<br />
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  11. 11. Social journalism is noisy!<br />
  12. 12. SOURCES: <br /><ul><li>
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  17. 17. Sparkle Media</li></ul>©Alison Gow, executive editor, digital, Trinity Mirror Merseyside<br /><br />;<br /><br />