Soctech Seminar - Spring 2008 - Outline
Consider this an outline / annotated bibliography / white board for posting resources and organizing ideas.
What is journalism?
- Journalistic standards?
- Who hands out press-credentials?
What is a blog?
- Possible unique elements of blogs:
- Links to competition
- Quicker / community process for corrections
- Depth and breadth of coverage
- Scope of access?
- Types of blogs
- Roles of blogs
Publishers vs Authors
- Applicable rights and obligations
- Safe Harbor clauses
- Who owns content?
- What laws exist?
- Who do they apply to?
- Legal vs social contracts
- Can your employer regulate your speech? Your personal blog?
- How to make money from blogs
- Death of old media
- International blogs
- Global perspectives
- "Global freedom of the press"?
- How can you trust a blog?
- How to reference a blog?
- What roles can the following play:
- Peer review?
- Editorial board?
- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wemedia/book/index.csp - online e-book of We the Media by Dan Gillmor. About the closest thing you could find to a textbook for this seminar. See the accompanying website at http://wethemedia.oreilly.com/
- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/technology/06sweat.html - Can blogging kill you? NYT story about the intense work cycle of bloggers.
- http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/31/080331fa_fact_alterman - New Yorker article about the life and death of the American newspaper
- http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/07/31/060731fa_fact - New Yorker article about Wikipedia: "Can Wikipedia conquer expertise?"
- http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080403-online-peer-review-supplements-doesnt-replace-real-thing.html - Ars Technica piece about online peer review
- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/us/politics/14web-seelye.html - What's a blogger? NY Times article about the blogger who wrote the piece on Obama's comments about small-town voters
- http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp - Code of Ethics for the Society of Professional Journalists
- Sports and Blogging
- http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/online/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003724985 - Society of Professional Journalists watching out for bloggers banned from NBA locker-room
- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/business/media/21bloggers.html Good general NYT pieces about sports and bloggers
- http://www.princeton.edu/~csdp/events/pdfs/HindmanCM.pdf - Matthew Hindman - Political Accountability and the Web’s “Missing Middle”:
"Hindman’s research also establishes a stronger pedigree in terms of elite education and advanced post- graduate degrees for the top bloggers than for the country’s leading op-ed columnists. And the top news Web sites have 30 times the traffic of the top political and public affairs Web sites."
What makes you a journalist? On the subject of Josh Wolf:
- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/09/BAGOFOI8QL1.DTL - Mediator fails to free imprisoned blogger
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2007/03/09/josh-wolf-journalist-no_e_42991.html - Josh Wolf: Journalist? Not A Journalist? Does It Matter?
- http://www.spj.org/joshwolf.asp - SPJ: Freeing Josh Wolf