Notes for Karen’s Copy Editing/Design class
Questions for the class:
- What does "digital journalism" or "online news" mean to you? Are the terms synonymous? Why or why not?
- What online news sites do you frequent? Why? How often?
- Do you read a newspaper regularly? Watch TV news? Listen to the radio?
Key change: communication model is no longer one-to-many. Participatory – multi-directional.
Most content will be first encountered away from the domain in which it originated: eg,
(for blogs, online news, other web sites), "TV" on the iPod (one step "beyond" Tivo/Replay)
Mainstream media response:
- MSNBC – Katrina
- Bluffton (SC) Today
- Washington Post
- NY TImes
- "[C]ontent will be more important than its container in
this next phase [of the Web]… search, RSS and video-capture software
such as TiVo… have begun to unlock content from any vessel we try to
put it in." –Tom Curley, Associated Press CEO, November 2004
"In the era of Internet television, it will be as simple and cost-effective
to create a microchannel as it is to create a Web site."
Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove (creator of Dreamweaver and Cold Fusion), October 2005
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. – James W. Carey
More: Lecture – Online Media & Blogosphere