Y10 AFP Social Media News By: Vanessa Cross 10K2

23rd Thursday February 2017

Task 2:

(Slide 6) Key points of 'The Rise of Citizen Journalism':

- I think anyone's is a reporter, they're citizen journalist.

- Edison - a citizen of the internet.

- Internet - the effect it has on the media.

- Citizen journalist - taking information with their mobile phones and uploading to the internet.

- New consumers are becoming producers.

- The very notion of breaking news has changed.

(Slide 7) Key questions of 'The Rise of Citizen Journalism':

1) What is a ‘netizen’? Netizen is basically a citizen of the internet.

2) Why does Ahmed Shihab-Eldin say that anybody is a reporter? Ahmed Shihab-Eldin says that anybody is a reporter because he is a journalist.

3) What is the impact of citizen journalism on the work of traditional journalists? The impact of citizen journalism on the work of traditional journalists is to make the jobs for journalists much harder that they have so many more sources.

4) What can citizen journalism add to the work of a traditional journalist? The citizen journalism can add to the work of a traditional journalist is taking the information with their mobile phone.

5) What does he say is the role of the reporter/journalist? He says that the role of the reporter/journalist is to up-bring and having lived, but have been from so many places.

6) Why does he claim that transparency is more important than objectivity? He claims that transparency is more important than objectivity because objectivity is a fallacy.

7) As a reporter, what does it mean to be ‘transparent’? Transparent means the accountable in your intentions and motivate to try and get at the truth.

Task 3: Watch the TED Talk below entitled 'The Future of Journalism'.

How has journalism changed over the years and what is it likely to look like in the future? Journalism has changed over the years and it is likely to look like in the future is caused by the digital technology to journalism making the world worse or better. People have access to more news but what's happening to our shared space to the sense of common knowledge. They were familiar brands with a track record, all the research about media all over a hundred years tells us that the media told us what to think about. The news is on demand that we can get news we want and then we want it, so we are in control of our own learning.

17th Friday March 2017

How can we ascertain the veracity of the news we consume?

Fact-check - To investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts. Most news organisations employ fact-checkers who will carry out fact-checking on stories before they are published.

Fact Checking - Snopes

- A journalist's job is to investigate, reveal and report the truth.

- There are plenty of people who would like to manipulate or misrepresent the truth for their own benefit.

- How can a journalist sort fact from fiction, myth and rumour?

- Do you agree that audiences now also need to develop these skills?

23rd Thursday March 2017

Objectives: To know what a video essay is, To understand what makes a good video essay, To be able to practise making a video essay

What is a Video Essay?

“Video essays are written essays that are read aloud and mixed with a stream of images, sound, or video.”

“A way to explore an idea, like a written essay, but with the added dimension of sound and image.”

What makes a good video essay?

A new way to see and explore from a different angle and express how we think about what we see??? Thoughts as stories and ideas can be about people, places, objects, politics, media topics, movies, histories and memories etc.

I worked with Mr. Williamson on this. He asked me to skip the activities on google slides.

Marshall McLuhan is:

- the medium message is the massage

- gives information itself

- creating more information

- website started 10 years ago

- media’s changing their behaviours

- social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

User gratifications theory

- Personal identity

Video Essay Practice task Checklist:

- Duration: 30 secs - 1 minute

- News Verification & Fact Checking Techniques

- Editorial Narrative Construction, Remixing & Storytelling

- Include Video Essay Conventions

- Voice of God narration and/or Anchored Vlog (you as on-screen presenter)

- Final frame with citations (sources etc…)

Bias in the news:


- sound mixers


- media has changed to the journalism

- audio

Video Essay:

- video graphic

- slick interesting style

- Tony Chou

- information and entertainment are combined/linked together

- supercar

- “nothing” LJ Frezza

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