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  • 1.Graphic and photo journalismLeveraging new and social mediaSanjana HattotuwaTED Fellow 2010Editor, Groundviews (

2. what is social media? Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transformbroadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues(many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge andinformation, transforming people from content consumers into contentproducers. (Wikipedia) 3. what is new media? New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital,computerized, or networked information and communication technologies. New media is not television programs, feature lms, magazines, books, orpaper-based publications. (Wikipedia) But increasingly, old media is leveraging the web, Internet and mobiles ingenerating and disseminating news and information. 4. social media landscape over 2011 5. new media foundations Blogs Social networks (Twitter, Facebook) Mobiles: SMS, mobile photography and video And making this all possible is ADSL + 3G wireless broadband 6. whats new Ubiquity of two way communications Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees Both news generation and dissemination leverages new media Disintermediated models vs. traditional media model Citizens as producers Low resolution content broadcast on high denition media 7. old media model Event / Issue JournalistMainstreammediaConsumer 8. new media modelsEvent / IssueConsumer Citizen mediaJournalist MainstreamConsumer media 9. the revolutionJournalist ConsumerNews as a package Consumer /JournalistWitnessNews as a conversation 10. key web platformstwitter, ickr, facebook 11. twitter: topical, pithy 12. twitter: topical, pithy 13. twitter: topical, pithy 14. social networking: facebook600 million+ users 15. social networking: facebook600 million+ users 16. online photo sharing: 17. what is out there? 18. bearing witness: 19. commemorating Lasantha 20. online video: Vikalpa YouTube 21. news from provinces: 22. boondi: alternative Sinhala 23. kottu: blog 24. kottu: blog 25. sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog 26. sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog 27. photography in HD for the web: moving 28. photography blogs: amateur vs. professional 29. social networking by politicians 30. social networking: facebook 31. social networking: facebook 32. social networking: facebook reachAvg. FB account: 130 friendsGroundviews FB page has 7,150+ fansUpdates featured on ~929,500+ FB accounts. Instantly. 33. social networking: facebook reach with $0 34. how to select & make sense? 35. curated content 36. curated content = selecting the best produce 37. curating news Buying fruits of vegetables Curating news Check price Check authorship Weigh it in ones hands Check for veracity, quality Is it accurate, fair, topical? Look at it from all angles What is the bias? Is it progressive? Look at it in context Select a few from many sources Look at a few, not just one Discard if out-dated information is Discard if old presented Be suspicious if it looks too good Be cautious of unveried information and breaking news Ascertain location where it wasproduced Is the producer local or foreign? 38. curated twitter content on sri lanka: news 39. curated twitter content on sri lanka: blogs 40. examples in visualisation 41. community sourced mappingIn Columbia, South Carolina, journalists of The State Media Company newsroom noticed somethingdidnt smell right in their town. It wasnt corruption, but an actual stink that was permeating the airoutside. Betsey Guzior, the features editor, decided to call on the community to help investigate the smellusing an open Google Maps. 42. ooding in Colombo 43. student unrest in sri lanka 44. political hypocrisy 45. word clouds 46. interactive graphics 47. interactive graphics 48. infographics 49. infographics 50. managing content: pulling in 51. essential email: gmail / google account 52. google search: updates from social media 53. google image search: visuals from the web 54. google image subject search 55. google news: thousands of sources 56. google news image search: thousands of newsrelated images 57. google alerts: thousands of sources 58. google reader: a web based RSS reader 59. tin eye: checking the web for images 60. Managing content: Pushing out 61. blogging 62. blogging 63. blogging 64. blogging via phone 65. video 66. broadcasting via a PC 67. ustream: mobile phone broadcasting 68. wordle: word cloud creation 69. enduring challenges Impartial, accurate coverage still vital, increasingly hard to ascertain Torrent of information, trickle of knowledge Veracity and veriability Eye-witness accounts are partial, subjective New media / technology illiteracy even amongst journalists Apathy and animosity against citizen journalism Licensing and attribution of online content 70. key points: recap New technologies potentially give voice to all citizens Be sceptical of new information, but use new media to push and pull content Develop media literacy to embrace new technologies 71. Thank you