Blogging: The Rebirth fo Citizen Journalism?

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presentation given by Evgeny Morozov at a new media seminar held by TOL in Prague, late March 2007

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Blogging: The Rebirth fo Citizen Journalism?

  1. 1. Blogging: the (re)birth of citizen journalism? By Evgeny Morozov, Transitions Online Prague, March 22/2007
  2. 2. That’s citizen media in the 70s...
  3. 3. Fanzines & Zines: first examples User-Generated Content (UGC)‏
  4. 4. Self-published Samizdat Counterculture Low Budget Self-expression/not $$$ DIY Community Easy to produce
  5. 10. DIY: from counterculture to mainstream
  6. 11. +
  7. 13. % of Population Going Online Source: State of the News Media 2007
  8. 14. I N T E R N E T
  9. 15. Internet: more and better
  10. 16. Web 2.0
  11. 18. FLICKR
  12. 19. YouTube
  13. 20. WordPress
  14. 22. Technorati
  15. 24. Result?
  16. 26. Blog @ Google
  17. 27. TOP 10
  18. 28. What do most blogs write about?
  19. 37. Political blogs: Echo Chambers? Source: Adamic, Glance, “ Blogosphere and 2004 US election”
  20. 38. Outside of TOP10: weird, but good
  21. 59. Source: Citizen Media, Fad or Future of the News, Feb2007, JLAB Value of Citizen Journalists
  22. 62. ZeroAssignment’s Objective is… to test "whether large groups of widely scattered people, working together voluntarily on the net, can report on something appening in their world right now, and by dividing the work wisely tell the story more completely.“
  23. 63. Questions? [email_address]
  24. 64. disclaimer: I've done my best to attribute slides, graphs and screenshots used in this presentation. Nobody is perfect, and some of them may have slipped in unclaimed – apologies to the original right holders. Let's hope that my frivolous use of your graphs or tables falls under fair use ;-)

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