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The Internet and News,
Usenet, RSS News Internet and the News
Traditional Media adopting the Internet
Blogging and it’s attractions Usenet
Oldie but goodie. RSS
Fresh News daily! Traditional Media
TV News New News Media
New News Media:
Daily Show Blogs
Private Bloggers Many different sources, different points
Increases distrust in ‘major media.’
People cross-checking their news.
(77% use 3-4 sources). Younger the person, the more they rely
on the Internet and cable shows for
News ‘awareness’ not determined by
source, and is the same as 20 years ago. = Newspaper Readership
Readership: 45.5 million.
Readership: 56 million.
decrease from 30% to 21%,
but that is still twice the
average of a Fortune 500
company. The traditional media outlets struggle to make
new technology profitable.
Longer time to print. Online news
Shorter time to post.
Increased competition. Ten Years ago vs, Today
We thought on-line news would have:
More back information
hyper-linking between articles
Allow greater back and forth communication
between reporters and consumers. Ten Years ago vs, Today
What it does have:
Combination of media (video, text, photo)
Easier Archiving for topical histories. (ie,
Less formal tone (sometimes) Bloggers Bloggers
Bloggers as Independent News
Seen as more credible (free of Big Brother)
Responsive to their readers
Often more ‘personal’ news Are Bloggers Journalists?
California Courts say yes.
Newspapers say no (of course).
They do provide access to information at
a grassroots level previously only
available in diaries, long after the issue is
done. Usenet Post style forum.
Few people use it, but arguably the
‘crème de la crème’
Sorts topics in descending specificity:
sci.electronics.repair Might be easiest just to search using
groups.google.com (archived back to
May 1981) The Big 8:
Talk Alt: not one of
the big eight, is
defined. Messages are distributed much like a
peer to peer network: no central server,
computers update each other with new
Moderated: a post must be reviewed
before being released to the world
(infrequent in Usenet) XML – Formatting for the Masses XML
XML – Extensible Mark-up Language
‘more strict’ information structuring.
Accessible to alternative devices.
Not just for webpages. (data transfers) XHTML – html that meets XML
RSS – Really Simple Syndication
RSS uses XML What?
‘Subscribe’ to RSS for your favorite
Receive updated headlines in real time
Condense information into one portal How?
Use a ‘news aggregator’ or ‘feed reader.’
In email program
In browser program
iTunes (syndicated podcasts) Web-based
http://www.newsgator.com/ Google Homepage NewsFox - Firefox PodCasts
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- Summer '11
- Mass Media, Peer-to-peer, Usenet, traditional media