Tag Archives: American media

Jul 20 2010

US Militia, Wikileaks and the Tea Party: how alternative new media is destroying traditional ideas objectivity (guest blog)

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If people feel that mainstream media is ignoring alternative politics, then they can now create their own media. But how should traditional journalism respond? Should it change its ideas of impartiality to reflect the real diversity of contemporary politics? This … Continue reading

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Feb 2 2010

Your News Is Our News: How Can Global Journalism Survive?

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For a global elite who care about the big international issues such as climate change, economic regulation or conflict and security, modern media is a wondrous but worrying thing. Thanks to great multi-national brands like the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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Jan 26 2010

Global Media Goes Public – But What Value Is That?

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Travelling around New York City at the weekend with my two teenage boys was a reminder of just how globalised our culture has become with shops, music and even art looking distinctly familiar to my young Londoners. An all-day seminar … Continue reading

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Oct 31 2009

Journalism Education In A Networked World (Polis in Shanghai)

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    This is the text of a speech to a gathering of global journalism education leaders at the 80th anniversary conference of Fudan University, Shanghai. JOURNALISM EDUCATION FOR A NETWORKED MEDIA We are at a critical moment in the … Continue reading

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Sep 7 2009

State 2.0: lessons for e-politics from networked journalism

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Instead of asking what is so wrong with our political communications today, why not ask, ‘what is working?’ And perhaps, even more daring in such a depressed age, ‘what can we expect from a more digital democracy?’ Are there lessons … Continue reading

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Jul 28 2009

The myth of the myth of digital democracy (book review)

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One of the staples of  journalism is the straw man: the threat that never existed or the claim that was never really made. With the Internet this straw man is Joe Trippi and the few other people who have insisted … Continue reading

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Mar 21 2009

Journalism in crisis: time for a government bailout

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It is extraordinary that American journalists of all people could argue for a government bail-out, but  if George W Bush can nationalise their banks, then why not the newsrooms? In a deeply serious and progressive article in The Nation  John Nichol … Continue reading

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Mar 6 2009

Networked to Death? Lessons from LA on journalism's survival online

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The very thing that promises to transform journalism could be the thing that kills it. I am in the US where newspapers in particular are closing, filing for bankruptcy protection or slashing staff. The recession is speeding up an already … Continue reading

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Jul 24 2008

Public Power (or, How A Lazy Blogger Exploits His Audience)

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I am a passionate enthusiast for public participation in the news media. It’s what my book is all about. And what better – and more amusing – example than John Kelly’s attempt to revive his Voxford blog in his home … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2008

Hogging the screen: should journalists be centre stage? (guest blog)

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A video of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham has been circulating in which she complains, yells, argues and moans about everything from makeup to words on her teleprompter being spelled wrong.  It is amusing, but why are so many journalists becoming the stories rather than reporting … Continue reading

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