Introduction<br />State of the newspaper industry<br /><ul><li>Self-proclaimed state of crisis in North America
Internet has replaced the newspaper as faster, cheaper and more broad delivery system
Readership numbers actually higher but the traditional economic model does not work online, scrambling to find a way to monetize the new systems
Much talk of the old systems not surviving the transition</li></li></ul><li>Circulation numbers<br />
Research<br />Questions<br />Main research question: <br /><ul><li>How can Twitter be leveraged to study the discourse surrounding the future of newspapers?</li></ul>Sub questions:<br /><ul><li>Who is involved?
What are the people involved trying to accomplish?
Computer mediated discourse analysis</li></li></ul><li>Who are they<br />Media Experts<br />
Social Media<br />Why the world of Twitter<br /><ul><li>Users broadcast themselves through tweets, 140 characters at a time to their followers
Often used to link to blogs, articles, other sites of interest
Space to ask questions, share, collaborate, network
Powerful research tool as discussions are public and archived
Twitter users apply a # to signify a stream of discussion
#journchat, #wjchat are two popular community building discussions that happen weekly</li></li></ul><li>Data analysis<br />Possible coding categories<br />Community building:@stevebuttry: New blog post: Wanted: Vision for community engagement. http://bit.ly/d76CR3Comparison of new and old:@ajkeen: what's the difference between a blogger & a journalist? http://bit.ly/dx8ZFz one reports the news, the other talks about reporting the news.Economic models:@digiphile: @awallenstein No monetization via acquisition? MSNBC acquired @BreakingNews. They've now launched on Facebook http://j.mp/awJ0KH #newsfutureInfluence/trust:@mathewi: RT @Literanista: @jeffjarvis #brite10 not just influence but relevance of message and also trust/rep are important too the message is keyEducation:@dangillmor: RT @10000Words: Mark Luckie has published THE DIGITAL JOURNALIST'S HANDBOOK, guide to online and multimedia journalism http://bit.ly/6SCR3j<br />
Thank You!<br />Questions? Feedback? <br />MA Candidate, Department of Communication University of Ottawa<br />Twitter ID: @caitlinkealey<br />Email: email@example.com<br />Research blog: www.caitlinkealey.com<br />