Here are your *open-ended* discussion questions for this week! Suggest y’all read the posts where the student name has been bolded.
- Abigail (long)
How do you think the demand for personal, in-the-moment news could change the quality of news?
1) How do you think the technology and tools are going to change in the future?
2) How do you feel about blogs being the new dominate resource?
3) How do you judge if [a blog is] a reliable resource and if the information is accurate?
- Alayna – n.p.
1) If you were a blogger on My Telegraph what are some ways in which you would want that site to improve its tools?
2) In what ways do you think witness reporting blogging is more beneficial than a typical blog?
- Andrew (creative headline, good example of separate paragraphs for each article)
For which type of news is “natural journalism” well-suited for?
- Ashley (long)
1) What characteristics make you like each of the three [blogs, conventional reporting or narratives] and what makes you dislike them?
- Bryan (creative headline)
1. What will be the next great thing to shape the face of news and media?
2. What will journalism look like twenty years from now?
- David (not focused)
1.) How are blogs different from newspapers? Which do you prefer and why?
2.)What are the benefits of online news as opposed to traditional print news?
- Delaney – n.p.
- Ivan (synthesis + reflection)
1. Considering there has been a cycle in American history of news going from small scattered sources (19th century) to major corporate sources (20th century) to once again smaller and more diverse sources (21st), what, if anything, could cause the eventual demise of blog-style reporting?
2. In what further ways can news be revolutionized to form a brand of “new new media?”
1) Where do you turn to get your news?
2) What is the reason why you look there compared to using another source?
3) How has your specific source or sources earned your trust or built the necessary credibility for you to take what they say as truth?
- Kaarin (link to local media)
1) With blogs and news sites becoming more specific to our news (political and religious for example,) how could you see our views and beliefs [becoming] stronger?
2) [H]ow will news sources moving to an online only format affect our intake of news and our world views?
1) What are some blogging sites that you have personally used that you would consider quality news? Why?
2) How would you explain the difference between “straight reporting” and “blogging”? What kinds of questions are you asking?
1) What is the next step for blogging in journalism?
2) What are the problems with blogging as a new source?
1) What has been the importance of the telegraph to the birth of blogging?
2) What has the birth of blogging done to the existence of the telegraph and why?
3: How can we predict future changes in the way we communicate and share information online?
1) How do you think the future of instantaneous news could help individuals in situations like the VT shootings?
2) What are the benefits of allowing individuals to comment on articles online? What are the drawbacks?
- Liz (creative headline, excellent synthesis)
> We The Media by Dan Gillmor claims that “media revolutions” are accompanied by changes in technological and political realms as well, and discusses the September 11th attacks as a point of significant media response; what other occurrences in technology/politics have been a catalyst to alter media communications, and how?
> In Erik Wemple’s CityDesk post, “The Post’s 10 Web ‘Principles,’” an internal email from The Washington Post is quoted, laying out their “roadmap” for integrating hard copy news with their web news, much like an expanded mission statement; if your blog had a “mission statement,” what would it be, and why?
> Tom Loosemore recommends, in his blog entry ”The BBC’s Fifteen Web Principles,” that blogs should avoid hosting discussions; for whom would this recommendation apply, and why would it be a good idea for them?
- Lizeth (creative headline, ties course material to other classes)
1. How can people become aware that local news programs show more violence on their news than is actually occurring in real life?
2. How has blogging given people power to control the way they get their news? How has it changed traditional news reporting?
How do you feel when you’re reading an actual newspaper vs reading one online? Do you feel sophisticated? cool? better? (Ex. from class: drinking Starbucks vs McCafe…it’s for the experience.)
- Natalie (creative headline)
1. How has the increase in blogging popularity affected the quality and kinds of information people are obtaining?
2. Besides blurring the lines of distinction pertaining to political view, social class and background, how else has the internet and blogging positively (or negatively) influenced the readers of the news and why?
1. What is next for media technologies?
- Tara (short)
1. How should [news] websites deal with inappropriate comments without violating the first amendment?
1. Since I’m still a bit confused with the narrative aspect of the article, a big question for me is, what did Benton mean by “Narrative” and what does that entail?
2. A big aspect of marketing is to find out what your target wants and then provide that for them. Did you feel that The Telegraph was practicing a clear marketing scheme or that it was genuinely trying to make the reader’s experience on the site more beneficial? And if so (or not) how were you able to see that displayed?