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  1. 1. Online Journalism: An OverviewSome trends increasing importance of independent & startuporganizations as opposed to legacy organizations “For aspiring journalists, this means it is increasingly likely that you will not spend your career working for a traditional, legacy organization. Instead, at some point, perhaps at the beginning of your career, you may need to be an entrepreneur, establishing your own business, or becoming a partner in a small start-up organization.” – Foust, p. 2 More multi-way, interactive journalism (social media,citizen journalism, Web 2.0, etc.) More active and participatory – and less patient –audiences Search engine driven users Universal, 24/7 production, consumption, interaction “There can be no sense of starting at a particular time in the morning, no sense of stopping at a particular time in the evening … Our content’s got to be available when our users want it.” – Adrian Van Klaveren, BBC 24/7 access to reams of information, historical andcontemporary Hyperlocalism Unlimited space
  2. 2. Online Journalism: An OverviewSome trends, cont. Multimedia production, consumption & distribution Convergence (technological, institutional/business) Rise of ‘backpack’ journalist – and citizen (backpack)journalist (writers, photographers, audio-graphers,videographers, e.g. Washington Post print reporters mustlearn basics of camera operation, shooting aesthetics &editing) “On every major story we ask for a multimedia component – that doesn’t mean you have to do all of them but you have to think about what the elements should be: Is it a slideshow, is it a video, is it audio, is it graphics?” – Raju Nasiretti, Washington Post “Everybody is a Web staffer. If you’re a print reporter, you’re also a Web reporter.” – John Schwantes, Corporate Director of News Convergence, WTHR-TV/Indianapolis Star. Death of traditional model of revenues generation - Selling advertising - Charging subscription fees - Value-added services - Publically-funded journalism
  3. 3. Wordpress: Intro & overview
  4. 4. Content Management SystemA content management system (CMS) is a system providing a collection ofprocedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. Theseprocedures can be manual or computer-based. The procedures are designedto do the following: •  Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data •  Control access to data, based on user roles (defining which information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.) •  Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data •  Control of data validity and compliance •  Reduce repetitive duplicate input •  Improve the ease of report writing •  Improve communication between users •  In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything: documents, movies, text, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, and so forth.
  5. 5. WordPress.com –> hosted Wordpress.Org  install onand managed by Automattic own server or a 3rd party PROs hosting provider (dailycollegelife.com hosted on Hostgator.Com) • free & easier to set up; • everything is taken care of by PROs Automattic: setup, upgrades, spam, • More customizable; can create own backups, security, etc. templates, change CSS, PHP code • Blog on hundreds of servers, so it’s etc. unlikely it will go down due to traffic • You can choose & upload own • content is backed up automatically plugins CONs CONs • Can’t upload a custom theme • You have to pay $7-$12 per month • Can’t modify code behind your blog for space on web host • can’t upload plugins (plugins = • More complicated (have to install on programs which extend the capabilities a web host, etc.) of Wordpress) • You have to keep WP up to date, deal with plugin conflicts, back up WP yourself • You have to deal with hacking/MFJS 3504, Advanced Multimedia security issues on your ownStorytelling & Publishing
  6. 6. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers- What is a hacker?- Why hack?- How widespread is hacking?- Malware99% of enterprises had malware infections in network (Fireeye Blog/8-2011)- Protecting your (CMS) site
  7. 7. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  8. 8. Open Source Content Management Systems & Hackers
  9. 9. WhyWordpress?
  10. 10. Why college life? Winter 2011 Dailycollegelife.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Creating a Wordpress user name/login/bio/avatar
  12. 12. Homework:READINGSVan, Buskir, E. (2010, May). 5-Year-Old YouTube TopsNetworks’ Primetime With 2 Billion Views. Wired.Comhttp://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/five-year-old-youtube-tops-networks-primetime-with-2-billion-views/Seidenberg, S. (2010). Copyright in the age of YouTube.ABA Journal.http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/copyright_in_the_age_of_youtube/Blackboard video - Creating a YouTube Account- Embedding a YouTube Video in WordpressWRITTEN- Issue Story No. 1 Goal Statement (post to BlackboardDiscussion Board!)

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