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

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 perspectiveswww.twitter.com 12. twitter: topical, pithy perspectiveswww.twitter.com 13. twitter: topical, pithy perspectiveswww.twitter.com 14. social networking: facebook600 million+ users 15. social networking: facebook600 million+ users 16. online photo sharing: ickrwww.ickr.com 17. what is out there? 18. bearing witness: Groundviewswww.groundviews.org 19. commemorating Lasanthahttp://unbowedandunafraid.com 20. online video: Vikalpa YouTube Channelwww.youtube.com/vikalpasl 21. news from provinces: Perambarawww.perambara.org 22. boondi: alternative Sinhala critiqueswww.boondi.lk 23. kottu: blog aggregationwww.kottu.org 24. kottu: blog aggregationwww.kottu.org 25. sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog aggregationwww.sinhalabloggers.com 26. sinhala bloggers union: Sinhala blog aggregationwww.sinhalabloggers.com 27. photography in HD for the web: moving imageswww.movingimages.asia 28. photography blogs: amateur vs. professionalhttp://is-theblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-york-noir.html?spref=tw 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: newshttp://twitter.com/groundviews/sl-news 39. curated twitter content on sri lanka: blogshttp://twitter.com/groundviews/sl-bloggers 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 Colombohttp://groundviews.org/2010/05/15/colombo-goes-under-water-and-not-for-the-rst-time 43. student unrest in sri lankahttp://groundviews.org/2010/11/04/a-turn-for-the-worse-undergraduate-protests-and-unrest-in-sri-lanka 44. political hypocrisyhttp://groundviews.org/2010/09/05/a-timeline-of-duplicity-promises-to-abolish-the-executive-presidency 45. word cloudshttp://groundviews.org/2011/05/11/from-draft-to-ofcial-text-wikileaks-reveals-the-us-response-to-the-end-of-war-in-sri-lanka/ 46. interactive graphicshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/03/us/20110503-osama-response.html 47. interactive graphicshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/faces-of-the-dead.html#/kahalewai_henry_k_jr 48. infographicshttp://www.smallmeans.com/new-york-times-infographics/ 49. infographicshttp://www.noupe.com/inspiration/stunning-infographics-and-data-visualization.html 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 webhttp://images.google.com 54. google image subject searchhttp://images.google.com 55. google news: thousands of sources 56. google news image search: thousands of newsrelated images 57. google alerts: thousands of sourceshttp://www.google.com/alerts 58. google reader: a web based RSS reader 59. tin eye: checking the web for imageshttp://www.tineye.com 60. Managing content: Pushing out 61. wordpress.com: blogging 62. wordpress.com: blogginghttp://si.wordpress.com 63. wordpress.com: blogginghttp://ta.wordpress.com 64. wordpress.com: blogging via phonehttp://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice 65. wordpress.com: videohttp://videopress.com 66. ustream.tv: broadcasting via a PC 67. ustream: mobile phone broadcastinghttp://www.ustream.tv/mobile 68. wordle: word cloud creationhttp://www.wordle.net 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