Mediactive: A User's Guide to Finding, Following, and Creating the News

Mediactive A User s Guide to Finding Following and Creating the News The current woes of journalism have received widespread attention declining readership failing publishers complaints of bias and irrelevancy How can we live in an information age unless we have acce

  • Title: Mediactive: A User's Guide to Finding, Following, and Creating the News
  • Author: Dan Gillmor
  • ISBN: 9780596806262
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • The current woes of journalism have received widespread attention declining readership, failing publishers, complaints of bias and irrelevancy How can we live in an information age unless we have access to accurate information This book delves into the potential of collaborative news making with practical, tested advice for consumers and creators alike.Students, journalThe current woes of journalism have received widespread attention declining readership, failing publishers, complaints of bias and irrelevancy How can we live in an information age unless we have access to accurate information This book delves into the potential of collaborative news making with practical, tested advice for consumers and creators alike.Students, journalists, and anyone concerned with the future of democratic debate will find strategies and techniques for making the news vibrant again Amateurs will learn how to swim with the pros And if you have been a passive consumer of news, you ll understand why, and how, becoming an active participant in media will help you navigate a world with nearly infinite sources of information.Author Dan Gillmor was one of the leading journalists in the high tech world before leaving for academic research and practical experiments in the field of participatory journalism Mediactive is accompanied by a website, mediactive, that tracks the news and trends in this burgeoning field.This book includes Strategies for finding and creating credible, reliable informationKey principles for media consumers and creators, such as transparency and inclusivenessHow journalism can thrive in a digital world, and why it still mattersHow some laws and societal norms need to be upgraded in an age of citizen mediaHow schools, parents, and media creators can lead the way in bringing these principles to a new generation

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