Old and New Media: We are in this together

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presentation delivered by Evgeny Morozov at New Media Essentials summer course organized by TOL in Prague, July 2007

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Old and New Media: We are in this together

  1. 1. Old Media and New Media: are we in this together? Prague, July 09/2007, by Evgeny Morozov
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trust in “Old Media” is falling Source : State of the News Media, Project for Excellence in Journalism, February 2007
  5. 5. Average Circulation is Falling
  6. 6. Average Viewership is Falling
  7. 7. Average Ratings Are Falling
  8. 8. Local wins over national/international
  9. 9. Bureaus are closing down
  10. 11. People read news online
  11. 12. Young people go digital
  12. 13. “ Monopolies” disappear
  13. 14. Growing misinformation
  14. 15. Too little attention; too many mistakes
  15. 17. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  16. 18. … but, first, how “new” is it?
  17. 19. For example, that’s “new media” in the 70s...
  18. 20. Fanzines & Zines: great examples User-Generated Content (UGC)‏
  19. 21. Self-published Samizdat Counterculture Low Budget Self-expression/not $$$ DIY Community Easy to produce Low barriers
  20. 27. DIY: from counterculture to mainstream
  21. 29. The crucial difference is that readers/producers of pamphlets were POORLY or NEVER connected
  22. 30. +
  23. 32. % of Population Going Online Source: State of the News Media 2007
  24. 33. Internet is getting more widespread
  25. 34. ...and better
  26. 35. … and different
  27. 36. As a result, thousands of new social Web services appear
  28. 38. FLICKR
  29. 39. YouTube
  30. 41. WordPress
  31. 46. Sign-ups for Second Life
  32. 47. Technorati
  33. 52. More is still to come…
  34. 53. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  35. 54. about <ul><li>435 senior news executives from around the world answered the Newsroom Barometer (there are 10,000 daily newspapers worldwide). These included editors-in-chief (45%), managing editors (17%) and other types of news executives across the board. </li></ul>
  36. 55. What best describes your view of online / new media journalism and its role in your community?
  37. 56. Because of the possibility to interact with readers online, it has been said that: &quot;News is no longer a lecture, it is a conversation&quot; (Dan Gillmor). How do you view the effects of this phenomenon on quality journalism? 2007 Newsroom Barometer, World Editors Forum and Reuters
  38. 57. Do you think that the majority of news (print and online) will be free in the future?  2007 Newsroom Barometer, World Editors Forum and Reuters
  39. 58. Overall, how optimistic are you about your newspaper's future? 2007 Newsroom Barometer, World Editors Forum and Reuters
  40. 59. Looking 10 years into the future, what will be the most common way of reading the news in your community?  2007 Newsroom Barometer, World Editors Forum and Reuters
  41. 60. Over the next 10 years, do you think that the quality of journalism is going to: 2007 Newsroom Barometer, World Editors Forum and Reuters
  42. 61. If you had to invest in editorial quality, what would you do first in the newsroom?
  43. 62. If you had to invest in editorial quality, what would you do second in the newsroom?
  44. 64. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  45. 65. Thanks to new media, the conversations in old media are getting richer
  46. 71. But it’s not just enhancing old conversations; it’s creating new breaking and other interesting stories too
  47. 79. Whole programs made entirely of amateur user-generated content ALREADY appear on professional TV
  48. 87. Outline <ul><li>Problems with Old Media </li></ul><ul><li>Will “new media” save or destroy “old media”? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it old vs new or old AND new? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we in this together? </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s media: what is it like? </li></ul>
  49. 88. Tomorrow’s media: what is it like?
  50. 100. New skill-set is needed
  51. 101. Most important skills for online journalists
  52. 104. ...new ways to present news/data
  53. 120. QUESTIONS?
  54. 121. 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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