SlideShare a Scribd company logo
A tale of two citizen journalisms




Blogger Tour 2010
Visitor‘s Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany
At the Invitation of the Federal Foreign Office
Berlin, May 14, 2010

Matthias Spielkamp
ms@immateriblog.de
Twitter: @spielkamp (mainly in German...)
www.immateriblog.de (since 2003)
www.iRights.info (since 2005)
www.recherche-info.de (since 2005)
Citizen journalism in Germany

 1977: Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg i.B.
 -   "pirate radio" (Germany, France, Switzerland)
 -   background: fight against nuclear power plants
 -   legalized since 1988
 -   funding:
     - dues of approx. 1.500 members
     - 0.01 percent of public broadcasting fees of the state
       of Baden-Württemberg
Free / Citizen / Non-commercial Radio

- 81 stations in Germany
- radio and TV (so called "open channels")
- instituted by law and publicly financed in three
 states (Bremen, Lower Saxony, Northrhein
 Westphalia)
taz - die tageszeitung
taz - die tageszeitung

 founded 1978/79 in West Berlin by journalists and
 non-journalists as a response to the political and
 journalistic situation during and after the so-
 called German Autumn ("Deutscher Herbst")
taz - die tageszeitung

 today an established left-wing nationwide daily
 with a circulation of >55.000 copies, 250
 employees
indymedia
indymedia

 "Indymedia is a collective of independent media
 organizations and hundreds of journalists offering
 grassroots, non-corporate coverage."
Wikinews
Weblogs

- few general interest / politcal weblogs
- no German equivalent to Huffington Post
- no German equivalent to Spot.us or ProPublica
Weblogs
Weblogs
Weblogs
Weblogs
Weblogs
Weblogs
Crowdsourcing

- no example of crowdsourcing project by German
 mainstream media I know of
Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism

- Open Data Network
abgeordnetenwatch.de
mapnificent.de
bundestagger
wahlversprechen.info
Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism

 none of these is financed or supported by
 mainstream media
S.B. Johnson: Five things...
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 ...all sane people agree on about blogs and
 mainstream journalism (so can we stop talking
 about them now?) - August 1, 2006
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 1. Mainstream, top-down, professional journalism
 will continue to play a vital role in covering news
 events, and in shaping our interpretation of those
 events, as it should.
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 2. Bloggers will grow increasingly adept at
 covering certain kinds of news events, but not all.
 They will play an increasingly important role in
 the interpretation of all kinds of news.
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 3. The majority of bloggers won't be concerned
 with traditional news at all.
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 4. Professional, edited journalism will have a
 much higher signal-to-noise ratio than blogging;
 examples of sloppy, offensive, factually incorrect,
 or tedious writing will be abundant in the
 blogosphere. But diamonds in that rough will be
 abundant as well.
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 5. Blogs -- like all modes of contemporary media
 -- are not historically unique; they draw upon and
 resemble a number of past traditions and forms,
 depending on their focus.
S.B. Johnson: Five things...

 So here's my proposal:
 if you're writing an article or a blog post about
 this issue, and your argument revolves around
 one or more of these points -- and doesn't add
 anything else of substance -- STOP WRITING.
 Pick a new topic. Move on. There's nothing to
 see here.
MSM
MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010
MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010




  ... the casual reader is sickend by
  the smell of the gutter that arises
  from the blogs...
It ain't over yet...
Thank you!

 Matthias Spielkamp
 www.immateriblog.de
 ms@immateriblog.de
 Twitter: @spielkamp


 www.iRights.info
 Twitter: @iRightsinfo


 www.recherche-info.de
 Twitter: @rechercheblog



 CC-by 3.0 de

More Related Content

Viewers also liked

Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
Kumar Manish
 
Objectivity of citizen journalism
Objectivity of citizen journalismObjectivity of citizen journalism
Objectivity of citizen journalism
Frankie Mao
 
Objectivity of citizen journalismR
Objectivity of citizen journalismRObjectivity of citizen journalismR
Objectivity of citizen journalismR
Frankie Mao
 
Timeline: Citizen Journalism
Timeline: Citizen JournalismTimeline: Citizen Journalism
Timeline: Citizen Journalism
Marie K. Shanahan
 
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
Maps of World
 
Citizen journalism
Citizen journalismCitizen journalism
Citizen journalism
Dean1414
 

Viewers also liked (6)

Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
Guerrilla/Citizen Journalism
 
Objectivity of citizen journalism
Objectivity of citizen journalismObjectivity of citizen journalism
Objectivity of citizen journalism
 
Objectivity of citizen journalismR
Objectivity of citizen journalismRObjectivity of citizen journalismR
Objectivity of citizen journalismR
 
Timeline: Citizen Journalism
Timeline: Citizen JournalismTimeline: Citizen Journalism
Timeline: Citizen Journalism
 
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
Is Citizen Journalism Good For News Media?
 
Citizen journalism
Citizen journalismCitizen journalism
Citizen journalism
 

Similar to Citizen Journalism and Mainstream Media in Germany

Newspapers in Germany
Newspapers in GermanyNewspapers in Germany
Newspapers in Germany
Carmen Neghina
 
localmediaresearch
localmediaresearchlocalmediaresearch
localmediaresearch
Ian Riise
 
Essay On Yellow Journalism
Essay On Yellow JournalismEssay On Yellow Journalism
Essay On Yellow Journalism
Katie Parker
 
PresentationNigelMiddlemiss
PresentationNigelMiddlemissPresentationNigelMiddlemiss
PresentationNigelMiddlemiss
Serge Cornelus
 
What Are News 2009
What Are News 2009What Are News 2009
What Are News 2009
Martin Hirst
 
Germany
GermanyGermany
Research
ResearchResearch
Research
joshua3152
 
Journalism 3.0
Journalism 3.0Journalism 3.0
Journalism 3.0
profdaly
 
Viva questions revision
Viva questions revisionViva questions revision
Viva questions revision
Stefana Apopei
 
Final Essay Dario
Final Essay DarioFinal Essay Dario
Final Essay Dario
guestc86e37
 
Analysing Print News: Media Theory
Analysing Print News: Media TheoryAnalysing Print News: Media Theory
Analysing Print News: Media Theory
Kate McCabe
 
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.deCitizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
Axel Bruns
 
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
PlusJuh
 
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
Todd Van Hoosear
 
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
laszlo.turi
 
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
Todd Van Hoosear
 
RGA And Adelburger Case Study
RGA And Adelburger Case StudyRGA And Adelburger Case Study
RGA And Adelburger Case Study
Lisa Brown
 

Similar to Citizen Journalism and Mainstream Media in Germany (17)

Newspapers in Germany
Newspapers in GermanyNewspapers in Germany
Newspapers in Germany
 
localmediaresearch
localmediaresearchlocalmediaresearch
localmediaresearch
 
Essay On Yellow Journalism
Essay On Yellow JournalismEssay On Yellow Journalism
Essay On Yellow Journalism
 
PresentationNigelMiddlemiss
PresentationNigelMiddlemissPresentationNigelMiddlemiss
PresentationNigelMiddlemiss
 
What Are News 2009
What Are News 2009What Are News 2009
What Are News 2009
 
Germany
GermanyGermany
Germany
 
Research
ResearchResearch
Research
 
Journalism 3.0
Journalism 3.0Journalism 3.0
Journalism 3.0
 
Viva questions revision
Viva questions revisionViva questions revision
Viva questions revision
 
Final Essay Dario
Final Essay DarioFinal Essay Dario
Final Essay Dario
 
Analysing Print News: Media Theory
Analysing Print News: Media TheoryAnalysing Print News: Media Theory
Analysing Print News: Media Theory
 
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.deCitizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany’s myHeimat.de
 
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
Bigger Than The Walls - Juliana Dantas start project for German Chancelor Fel...
 
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
BU Interactive Marketing 2015 Summer Class Slides - Part 1
 
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
21st Century Journalism (Ver. 13 Apr)
 
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
Todd's Interactive Marketing Course: Summer 2016
 
RGA And Adelburger Case Study
RGA And Adelburger Case StudyRGA And Adelburger Case Study
RGA And Adelburger Case Study
 

More from spieli

Schreiben des Handelsblatts
Schreiben des HandelsblattsSchreiben des Handelsblatts
Schreiben des Handelsblatts
spieli
 
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über WhistleblowerWikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
spieli
 
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ..."Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
spieli
 
Yesmen
YesmenYesmen
Yesmen
spieli
 
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocaliRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
spieli
 
Fuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
Fuenf Thesen zur JournalistenausbildungFuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
Fuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
spieli
 
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and MoreSocial media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
spieli
 
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie LizenzenLet's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
spieli
 
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
spieli
 
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
spieli
 

More from spieli (10)

Schreiben des Handelsblatts
Schreiben des HandelsblattsSchreiben des Handelsblatts
Schreiben des Handelsblatts
 
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über WhistleblowerWikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
WikiLeaks & Co.: Chancen und Risiken - Guido Strack über Whistleblower
 
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ..."Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
"Datenjournalismus ganz praktisch - Wie Journalisten Daten finden und sicher ...
 
Yesmen
YesmenYesmen
Yesmen
 
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocaliRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
iRights.info - hypertopical statt hyperlocal
 
Fuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
Fuenf Thesen zur JournalistenausbildungFuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
Fuenf Thesen zur Journalistenausbildung
 
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and MoreSocial media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
Social media in conflict situations - Ushahidi, Twitter and More
 
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie LizenzenLet's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
Let's remix the Wachstumsbeschleunigungsgesetz - Offene Daten und freie Lizenzen
 
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
JournalistInnen in der Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie: Wie nutzt man Weblog, Twitter...
 
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
Präsentation internationale Urheberrechtskonferenz Bundesministerium der Just...
 

Citizen Journalism and Mainstream Media in Germany

  • 1. A tale of two citizen journalisms Blogger Tour 2010 Visitor‘s Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany At the Invitation of the Federal Foreign Office Berlin, May 14, 2010 Matthias Spielkamp ms@immateriblog.de Twitter: @spielkamp (mainly in German...)
  • 5. Citizen journalism in Germany 1977: Radio Dreyeckland, Freiburg i.B. - "pirate radio" (Germany, France, Switzerland) - background: fight against nuclear power plants - legalized since 1988 - funding: - dues of approx. 1.500 members - 0.01 percent of public broadcasting fees of the state of Baden-Württemberg
  • 6. Free / Citizen / Non-commercial Radio - 81 stations in Germany - radio and TV (so called "open channels") - instituted by law and publicly financed in three states (Bremen, Lower Saxony, Northrhein Westphalia)
  • 7. taz - die tageszeitung
  • 8. taz - die tageszeitung founded 1978/79 in West Berlin by journalists and non-journalists as a response to the political and journalistic situation during and after the so- called German Autumn ("Deutscher Herbst")
  • 9. taz - die tageszeitung today an established left-wing nationwide daily with a circulation of >55.000 copies, 250 employees
  • 11. indymedia "Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage."
  • 13. Weblogs - few general interest / politcal weblogs - no German equivalent to Huffington Post - no German equivalent to Spot.us or ProPublica
  • 20. Crowdsourcing - no example of crowdsourcing project by German mainstream media I know of
  • 21. Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism - Open Data Network
  • 26. Crowdsourcing | Data Driven Journalism none of these is financed or supported by mainstream media
  • 27. S.B. Johnson: Five things...
  • 28. S.B. Johnson: Five things... ...all sane people agree on about blogs and mainstream journalism (so can we stop talking about them now?) - August 1, 2006
  • 29. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 1. Mainstream, top-down, professional journalism will continue to play a vital role in covering news events, and in shaping our interpretation of those events, as it should.
  • 30. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 2. Bloggers will grow increasingly adept at covering certain kinds of news events, but not all. They will play an increasingly important role in the interpretation of all kinds of news.
  • 31. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 3. The majority of bloggers won't be concerned with traditional news at all.
  • 32. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 4. Professional, edited journalism will have a much higher signal-to-noise ratio than blogging; examples of sloppy, offensive, factually incorrect, or tedious writing will be abundant in the blogosphere. But diamonds in that rough will be abundant as well.
  • 33. S.B. Johnson: Five things... 5. Blogs -- like all modes of contemporary media -- are not historically unique; they draw upon and resemble a number of past traditions and forms, depending on their focus.
  • 34. S.B. Johnson: Five things... So here's my proposal: if you're writing an article or a blog post about this issue, and your argument revolves around one or more of these points -- and doesn't add anything else of substance -- STOP WRITING. Pick a new topic. Move on. There's nothing to see here.
  • 35. MSM
  • 36. MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010
  • 37. MSM - FAZ, May 3, 2010 ... the casual reader is sickend by the smell of the gutter that arises from the blogs...
  • 38. It ain't over yet...
  • 39. Thank you! Matthias Spielkamp www.immateriblog.de ms@immateriblog.de Twitter: @spielkamp www.iRights.info Twitter: @iRightsinfo www.recherche-info.de Twitter: @rechercheblog CC-by 3.0 de