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Application of Internet in Journalism and Mass Communication


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Application of Internet in Journalism and Mass Communication

  1. 1. Application of Internet in Journalism& Mass Com unication m
  2. 2. INTERNET in JOURNALISM • Excellent blend of ICT and Development • Multi-Dimensional Utilities, some of which are: Online-Journalism  Citizen Journalism  Open source Journalism:-describe a spectrum on online publications: from various forms of semi-participatory online community journalism through to genuine open-source news publications
  3. 3. WHAT IS ONLINE JOURNALISM? Online journalism is defined as the reporting of facts when produced and distributed via the Internet.
  4. 4. JOURNALIST USE INTERNET FOR 1. Reading news & news collection 2. Searching for news sources/story idea 3. Social networking 4. Micro-blogging 5. Blogging 6. Watching webinars/webcasts 7. Watching YouTube 8. Exploring Wikis 9. Producing/listening to podcasts 10. Social bookmarking
  5. 5. PROS OF ONLINE JOURNALISM 1. Democratic Medium 2. Feedback and comments 3. Huge Space 4. High reach 5. Low production cost 6. Archiving stories 7. Fast - story uploaded 8. Multi-media facilities 9. Push media to cover main stream news 10. Search based
  6. 6. CONS OF ONLINE JOURNALISM 1. Not credible medium - no verification of facts 2. Only for those who can understand English 3. Ethical issues 4. No gatekeeper involved 5. Information overload 6. In some countries, computer with net is still a luxury - e.g. tierIII and IV cities
  7. 7. The concept of citizen journalism (also known as "public", "participatory", "democratic", "guerrilla" or "street" journalism) is based upon public citizens "playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information."
  8. 8. WHAT IS CITIZEN JOURNALISM Characteristics of citizen journalism –Participatory process –Decentralized, bottom-up structure and process –Diversity of viewpoints –Emphasis on publishing vs. editing –Journalism is a conversation –Immediacy –New criteria for credibility and objectivity –New roles for the professional journalist
  10. 10. INTERNET IN MASS COMMUNICATION • Mass communication is the study of how individuals and entities relay information through mass media • Includes newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film.
  11. 11. Communicating on the Internet • There are several ways to communicate on the Internet: – E-mail: Sent to a specific e-mail address. Can have attachments. – File transfer protocol (FTP): Often used to transfer large files from one computer to another. – Chat rooms: “Virtual” rooms where you can exchange typed messages with others who are in the room. – Instant messaging: Allows you to communicate in real time with one person.
  12. 12. APPLICATION AREAS • Advertising- Includes the use of on-line advertising techniques like:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Social Networking Sites Web Blogs Internet Articles Press Release On-Line Chatrooms
  13. 13. Cntd.. • • • • • Broadcasting Journalism Public Relations Networking Marketing
  14. 14. RECENT TRENDS • With the world becoming global, use of internet in mass communication have brought many new concepts into light , some of which are:- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Online Teaching & Learning in Distance Education Self- Instructional Module Video & Audio Conferences E-Commerce E-Networking Invention and Discoveries