New(s) Alternative: Social Media in Journalism

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At the New Media Asia 2011 conference, I presented my research paper from my Asia Journalism Fellowship stint, looking into the role of social media and its impact in journalism.

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New(s) Alternative: Social Media in Journalism

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  3. 3. New(s) Alternative:Social media in Journalism<br />By NIKI CHEONG<br />nikicheong@gmail.com@nikicheongwww.nikicheong.com<br />
  4. 4. Need for speed.<br />
  5. 5. ‘Scooping’ is not enough.<br />
  6. 6. Social Media 1.*?<br />
  7. 7. The North Africa/Middle East Revolutions<br /><ul><li>Conversations - WaelGhonim’sRevolution 2.0
  8. 8. Curation - YouTube + Storyful</li></li></ul><li>Japan Earthquake and Tsunami<br /><ul><li>“Apps” – Google Person Finder
  9. 9. Alerts – Twitter + news apps via push
  10. 10. Mobilisation – Fundraising and relief</li></li></ul><li>Malaysian Elections – Sarawak<br /><ul><li>Connectivity - Amplifier
  11. 11. Democratic Space</li></li></ul><li>New(s) Alternative<br />
  12. 12. Citizen Journalism<br />Access<br />Control<br />Volume<br />Space<br />Dissemination<br />
  13. 13. Mediactive<br />“Most of us will never be journalist.”<br />- Dan Gillmor<br />“Media 3.0” has “radically democratized media”.<br />“Tomorrow’s media will be more diverse, by far, than today’s.”<br />“Bedrock journalistic principles.”<br />
  14. 14. The Social Journalist<br />
  15. 15. Journalism 2.1?<br /><ul><li>Access
  16. 16. Control
  17. 17. Volume
  18. 18. Space
  19. 19. Dissemination</li></ul>Photo credit: www.yawningbread.org<br />
  20. 20. The Fourth Estate<br />“… yonder, there sits the fourth estate more important far than they all.”<br />- Thomas Carlyse, quoting Edmund Burke<br />
  21. 21. New(s) Alternative:Social media in Journalism<br />By NIKI CHEONG<br />nikicheong@gmail.com@nikicheongwww.nikicheong.com<br />

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