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Journalism and New Media

  1. 1. Stage 2: New Media and Journalism Group 1
  2. 2. “Trending” <ul><li>We have discovered that we have simply not had enough time to realistically follow any trends in the emerging new media spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Although in a historical sense these changes are occurring incredibly fast, they are still unobservable over such a short time span. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What we have identified <ul><li>In print journalism: the emergence of new ways to check data has lead to the old “he said she said” model of journalism style falling out of vogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the “journalism” by these new sources is simply analysis and commentary on news which was reported by mainstream journalists. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What we have identified <ul><li>In broadcast journalism technologies like youtube and CNN’s iReport have lead to increasing amounts of citizen journalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Mass media moving into online spaces have failed to effectively monetize on new medias. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Concerns <ul><li>One of the major concerns with the emergence of the citizen journalist is a lack of credibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Another major problem with the idea of citizen journalism is the lack of the average citizen’s ability to cover topics which require a large investment of time and energy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Positives <ul><li>There are some good things about the emergence of mass reporting however: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The multitude of eyes on any one news source and the easy ability to do fact finding online has added another check on journalistic accuracy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those without a voice in the traditional mass media now have a way to share their views. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research Tools <ul><li>In order to collaborate effectively despite our distance from one another in both a physical and temporal sense, we have used several new technologies including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Class wiki: we found that the class wiki was an effective way to share information gathered from multiple sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: we found twitter helped to lead us to issues being talked about, however it proved ineffective in observing these trends over time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo: we did not find diigo effectual for sharing information, mainly because we had already been using the class wiki to share data. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sources of Interest <ul><li>Sean Donahue: he is known as the manic marketer and has been proven to be a very successful entrepreneur, especially in the social media and technology fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with his own business website, which is targeted at online bloggers, online business owners and ecommerce, he provides a very informational blog containing useful information on the latest trends, strategies and success tips for marketers and other online businessmen. </li></ul><ul><li>Donahue’s main objective is to share useful knowledge and provide advice and other useful business information in order for all types of people to make money using the Internet. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources of Interest <ul><li>Peter Cashmore is the CEO of Mashable, a site that aggregates news both from and about new media sources. </li></ul><ul><li>He continuously updates his twitter and effectively uses it to draw traffic to Mashable. </li></ul><ul><li>His site is especially useful for seeing what is being written about new media. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources of Interest <ul><li>Jay Rosen: a professor at NYU, Rosen writes in depth and in an educated way about the changes occurring in journalism on </li></ul><ul><li>Although he has a wealth of data stored on his site, he did not update his blog during the class, so he was of little use for tracking the trend. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusions <ul><li>Journalism is undoubtedly going through a cataclysmic transition from an “all-pro” system which favors the deep pockets of the mass media to a “pro-am” system; in which there is an uneasy peace of sorts between those who are paid and those who are not. </li></ul><ul><li>The much ballyhooed “downfall of the newspapers” is perhaps a bit overblown. While the new mediascape has certainly reduced the numbers and scope of newspapers, they continue to exist as an important source of news. </li></ul><ul><li>As with any trend, there are early adopters and there are laggards, however adopting the techs early has not necessarily lead to increased profits, however it has lead to a favorable market position. </li></ul>