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Youth and New Media,a productive partnership?<br />Maria Laura Franciosi<br />Journalist<br />J@YS President<br />
RésidencePalace<br />Association des Journalistes Professionnels<br />Vlaamse Vereniging van Beroepsjournalisten<br />Inte...
J@YS engagement with the media<br />Practical Information for journalists in Brussels and Belgium<br />Regular briefings, ...
Briefings for newcomers <br />Free of charge<br />Twice a year<br />Topics include:<br />-EU information sources<br />		-	...
Our website:www.brusselsreporter.eu<br />Visit us:<br />International Press Centre (IPC)	Résidence Palace	(Metro Schuman)	...
The Media in Brussels<br /><ul><li>1000 international journalists, 15,000 lobbyists (maybe more) 30,000 EU civil servants
How does the media find and organise information?
The internet’s contribution to the media
The media’s contribution to the internet
The European Commission and the media</li></li></ul><li>Media in EU-rope<br />Crisis in the European media: newspapers clo...
Media in the world<br />Media crisis is now global<br />New forms of communication are being created: but can they be call...
Difficulties young people face in trying to change the (internet) world<br />None or poorly paid jobs<br />Difficulty in m...
What impact have tools such as Twitter, Odnoklassniki and Facebook had on  communication and social organisation?<br />Suc...
Strategies for using the internet to communicate with and mobilize young people<br />Leave Internet open (standards, inter...
Optimising internet use in areas with low access<br />Use the most innovative technologies (tlc, satellites, wifi, portabl...
The evolution of internet technologies and trends in internet access<br />Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the Internet wrot...
How will new internet technologies and increased internet access impact parties, NGOs, media and civil society as a whole?...
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Maria Laura Franciosi, Media roundtable

  1. 1. Youth and New Media,a productive partnership?<br />Maria Laura Franciosi<br />Journalist<br />J@YS President<br />
  2. 2. RésidencePalace<br />Association des Journalistes Professionnels<br />Vlaamse Vereniging van Beroepsjournalisten<br />International Press Association<br />European Journalism Centre<br />National Union of Journalists<br />International Federation of Journalists<br />
  3. 3. J@YS engagement with the media<br />Practical Information for journalists in Brussels and Belgium<br />Regular briefings, debates and events of interest to the media<br />Facilitating access to the major national and international political institutions<br />Advice on legal, financial, professional and union issues<br />Publication of Reporting Brussels a contact guide to European institutions and other bodies<br />
  4. 4. Briefings for newcomers <br />Free of charge<br />Twice a year<br />Topics include:<br />-EU information sources<br /> - Authors’ rights<br /> - Protection of sources<br /> - Status of freelance journalists<br /> - Belgian taxation/social security<br />
  5. 5. Our website:www.brusselsreporter.eu<br />Visit us:<br />International Press Centre (IPC) Résidence Palace (Metro Schuman) 155 rue de la Loi, Bloc C 1040 Brussels<br /> Telephone: +32 (0)2 235 22 54 Fax: +32 (0)2 235 23 45 E-mail:info@brusselsreporter.eu<br />
  6. 6. The Media in Brussels<br /><ul><li>1000 international journalists, 15,000 lobbyists (maybe more) 30,000 EU civil servants
  7. 7. How does the media find and organise information?
  8. 8. The internet’s contribution to the media
  9. 9. The media’s contribution to the internet
  10. 10. The European Commission and the media</li></li></ul><li>Media in EU-rope<br />Crisis in the European media: newspapers closing, fewer jobs for journalists, growth of freelancing<br />Brussels also is not immune. Only a few years ago there were 1400 accredited journalists now there are 1000<br />“Selling” Europe: Euro-spin and Euro-spam<br />23 official languages in the EU: a media Babel<br />Impact of lobbies on the media<br />Corporate activities<br />
  11. 11. Media in the world<br />Media crisis is now global<br />New forms of communication are being created: but can they be called media?<br />What does media mean? Information, learning, or message and spin?<br />Media and development: do they go hand in hand? (The case of Video Volunteers)<br />Challenges for journalists: risks for the audacious. Last year, journalists including Russian ones killed for their work reached a new peak<br />
  12. 12. Difficulties young people face in trying to change the (internet) world<br />None or poorly paid jobs<br />Difficulty in making their voices heard<br />Censorship<br />Risks to privacy<br />False sense of power <br />Exploited by corporations through advertising<br />
  13. 13. What impact have tools such as Twitter, Odnoklassniki and Facebook had on communication and social organisation?<br />Such tools provide communication but not information<br />Lowering standards and reliability <br />Broadening participation: good or bad?<br />Emphasis on speed: good or bad?<br />Less analysis / more superficiality<br />Advertising and business tainting journalism <br />More bias / less objectivity<br />Less original content / more “churnalism”<br />MORE transparency / openness accountability or LESS<br />
  14. 14. Strategies for using the internet to communicate with and mobilize young people<br />Leave Internet open (standards, interfaces etc)<br />Guarantee Net neutrality<br />Encourage self-expression in an original way<br />Reach across continents to other young people <br />Learn how other people live<br />BUT: guarantee security and privacy<br />
  15. 15. Optimising internet use in areas with low access<br />Use the most innovative technologies (tlc, satellites, wifi, portable smart phones, e.g., the case of South Korea)<br />Develop social networks by creating valuable content<br />Engage citizens through e.g., “Gov.2.0” in political life in a period when more and more people are disenchanted with politics<br />Encourage politicians to listen to what people say<br />The results will be a shift of Internet power from developed to developing regions of the world <br />
  16. 16. The evolution of internet technologies and trends in internet access<br />Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the Internet wrote that,<br />"If we don't have the ability to understand the web as it's now emerging, we will end up with things that are very bad …... <br />Certain undemocratic habits could emerge and misinformation will start spreading over the web …...<br /> Studying these forces and the way they're affected by the underlying technology is one of the things that we think are really important“<br />Healso insisted that:<br /> “disciplines are going to have to converge”<br /> “there is a great need for people that really understand the medium from both the technological and social side”. <br /> “web science isn't sufficiently widespread in the universities” <br />
  17. 17. How will new internet technologies and increased internet access impact parties, NGOs, media and civil society as a whole?<br />Internet is changing the face of political communication<br />Civil society is becoming more active and ready to use new communicating tools to exchange ideas <br />Media must keep abreast of internet developments in order to be pro-active and not subordinate to trends<br />
  18. 18. Potential limitations to effective internet use?<br />Propagandistic use by terrorists<br />Disinformation that generates dangerous reactions (the Uygurs case)<br />Cyberattacks<br />Monopolistic media domination<br />Linguistic domination<br />Low media standards<br />
  19. 19. Potential negative consequences of increased communications through internet technology<br />Changing the face of journalism<br />Professional standards lost and replaced by unconfirmed rumours, gossip and chit-chat<br />No more reasoned analysis <br />An undermining of investigative journalism <br />Citizens journalism, a dangerous slope <br />Citizens-led journalism, a possible solution<br />
  20. 20. Citizens Consultations<br />The future is in the hands of citizens, not politicians<br />how can citizens have an impact on the political scene?<br />Is the ballot box the only answer?<br />Will electronic voting, new communication technologies and web-based campaigning increase the risk of rigging?<br />Let’s discuss this !!<br />

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