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Week 6 News


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Week 6 News

  1. 1. Online News COM 300 Peg Achterman May 4 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>From Open Source to Open News? </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia Assignment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Does the loss of this...
  4. 4. Mean the loss of...
  5. 5. <ul><li>Was a newspaper delivered to your door when you were growing up? </li></ul><ul><li>What is “news” to you? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you get that information today? And how will you get it in the future? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>NBC on Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Bronstein on Colbert </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. What is Journalism? <ul><li>Journalism is “our day book, our collective diary, which records our common life. That which goes unrecorded goes unpreserved … The creation and preservation of collective memory…” is the practice of journalism. </li></ul><ul><li>- James W. Carey, Columbia University </li></ul>
  8. 9. What Is Citizen Journalism? <ul><li>Why not just call journalism “journalism” — a word the citizens, amateurs, networks, distributors and professionals can understand? Journalism can be “practiced” in all sorts of ways, and by virtually anyone. You don’t even have to be a citizen or a professional; you could be a foreigner, or even an alien from outer space…journalism is not some exclusive club; it’s something that takes many forms… - Max Kalehoff , Nielsen BuzzMetrics </li></ul>
  9. 10. Open Source Journalism <ul><li>Characterized by expanded two-way communication between media and readers. </li></ul><ul><li>With blogging, reader becomes author and author (journalist) becomes reader, ending the one-to-many model of communication. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Shaping the News Hole <ul><li>George Allen (Virginia) - 2008 campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Rather (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Marshall – AttorneyGate (2007) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Today, how would you know... ...if Mt. Rainier erupted?
  12. 13. How about news in your neighborhood? Or on your campus?
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  14. 15. The Future & Journalism <ul><li>Two principles of technological change in communication: </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is never so new as people imagine. </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is so new that people can’t even imagine it. </li></ul><ul><li>David Paul Nord (1986) </li></ul><ul><li>We constantly compare - television just </li></ul><ul><li>radio with pictures, cell phone just </li></ul><ul><li>like a phone but no wires.... </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Two questions </li></ul><ul><li>If you were allowed to visit only one website each day, what would it be and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Dream up the “best” way to get news in 2039 - what does it look like? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Summary <ul><li>Blogging (and social networks) technology is having a profound impact on Web content and established media business models </li></ul><ul><li>Neither news nor politics will be the same </li></ul><ul><li>Next week: spotlight on politics </li></ul>