The paper I presented at the IAMCR conference in Dublin in June has been published in the new journal Digital Journalism. The abstract and link to the full text are below. The “ecology of participation” A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites This paper investigates how audience members are using “alternative journalism” websites.… Continue reading IAMCR Paper published
So I am in sunny Dublin (well not actually today, but it has been for the last few days) attending the annual IAMCR conference. Below you can find my slides for my paper: The ‘ecology of participation’: A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites. The ‘ecology of participation’: an investigation of audience engagement… Continue reading Audience engagment as an ecology of participation
Here’s the video of the Herald Sun’s Future of Journalism panel discussion I was involved in yesterday.
It’s occurred to me that I have too many bad habits that make me feel incredibly guilty. But before you start thinking of me in this fabulously debauched rockstar lifestyle, I should say that my sparse blogging is one of those bad habits. Keith Richards eat your heart out, I know. But the fact is… Continue reading The death of the blog
When I first began teaching social media to students three years ago, I would start the lesson by asking ‘Who uses Facebook?’ Not surprisingly, even back then (three years is a lifetime in the land social media technology) 99.9% were active on Facebook. I would then ask ‘Who uses Twitter?’ And I would generally find… Continue reading Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students
I am now one week into a three-month research visit to the US (I’m hoping I will have more time to blog now that I am not teaching). The University of Maryland has been kind enough to host me and I will be using my time here to research users of American participatory journalism sites.… Continue reading ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways
In response to my last blog post on sites showcasing great participation techniques I received a lot of suggestions on Twitter. I thought I would continue the list here – with those that were suggested. Blottr – aggregator and site based on community contribtuions What’s trending – a similar idea to The Stream on Al… Continue reading News sites that ‘get’ participation part II
One of the many reasons that I have been so slack with updating the blog is the nervous breakdown that is referred to as a PhD. My research is focusing on motivations for users of news sites. In particular, I am interested in different models of audience participation. As part of this research I am… Continue reading News sites that ‘get’ audience participation
I recently had the opportunity to do some training with fellows from the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre on mobile journalism. Many of the participating journalists, from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and East Timor, face incredible constraints to their reporting including limited and very expensive access to internet and mobile phone coverage.… Continue reading Mojo and Asia Pacific journalists
What’s more important embracing change or protecting current revenues? This may seem like an old question. A question which has been debated in the media industry to death – should we embrace the new opportunities offered by the digital media landscape or protect current revenue makers- traditional media. In fact many have debated that attempts… Continue reading Why should regional media embrace online?