Questions – Week 4

Posted on 22 April 2008. Filed under: Questions | Tags: , |

Each week, I compile your questions in a post like this. Having your questions and link here is the first step towards my recording the week’s points in the spreadsheet. It is your responsibility to alert me if I erred (did not mark and extra-credit or missed your questions).

Remember: questions must NOT be closed-ended … appending “why?” doesn’t count! Think and rephrase. This will help you when you are preparing for an interview!

  1. Faith

    1) Since weblogs come from a gift economy, which often results in the free-rider problem, how can it be sustained?
    2) How will P2P networks affect journalism practice in terms of copyright and sales of newspaper?

  2. Jason:

    1) How might the notion of professionalism manifest itself in the blogisphere?
    2) In what ways has technology alienated people from their own words and how might we navigate our way back?

  3. Jessica:

    * Within the technology takeover that is upon how does one use the internet while still maintaining a sense of privacy?
    * In what ways have internet communities such as Facebook and Myspace taken away from the forming of relationships within the world that exists outside of the web? How has it added to it?

  4. Kendra

    1) How can journalistic privileges be applied to bloggers when publishers do not play the same significant role in web-based media, as they do in print?
    2) How will future regulations be formulated and implemented so that journalism will remain a credible profession?

  5. Khair

    Question 1: What kind of content is appropriate to be moderated and created by communities?
    Question 2: How can content created by communities be truly socially progressive?
    Question 3: What are the potential advantages that traditional media has over online social media?

  6. KC

    – Are new social media mediums providing a positive or negative outlet for media outlets and audiences?
    – Is there a line to be drawn in terms of access and privacy on these new social media forms?

  7. Lorin

    1. What can bloggers use in defense of being sued for the release of their confidential sources or if a court asks to see their notes?
    2. What can traditional news organizations do to either fight or embrace the mass amateurization of publishing? Will they turn to blogs themselves, turn away from blogs (as the New York Times does when it sues Googlezon in 2014 in EPIC 2015) or will it be a conglomeration of the two – maybe letting individual journalists write their own blogs, on their own time, on their own computers, and make money, as long as those writers don’t violate any libel or copyright issues with their parent organization?

  8. Nicole B.

    1.) In your opinion, what is the most detrimental result of the internet?
    2.) Which other outlets of news and journalism ( besides newspapers) do you forsee as becoming obselete?

  9. Nicole C

    1) What do you believe “the news” means in today’s context?
    2) How will this ‘de-professionalism’ of journalism affect us as upcoming journalists?

  10. Samantha

    1. In what other ways thatn this can blogging be as effective in touching so many lives?
    2. How different do you think the aftermath of Katrina would be without the presence of

  11. Sara (Agnew’s speech?)

    1) How would you define a professional journalist? What does it take to meet that criterion?
    2) If the government began restricting “digging up dirt” on politicians, how do you think this would affect campaigns?

  12. Whitney B

    1) In discussing the cycle of the print business through history, Shirky says that before any big change, chaos ensues, how could the period we are living in now be described as chaotic for the media industry?
    2) How do you foresee professional journalists’ will keep their status and compete successfully with amateurs in the blogosphere? How will credibility come into play?

  13. Whitney T

    1) As a college student learning about blogging, how do you go about deciding which bloggers are credible when they are not from a noteworthy publication? If you don’t have a method, what are some red flags that you notice when reading blogs? Would you consider commenting on a blog post if you believe the author to be uneducated about their subject matter?
    2) What is the most challenging thing for [you] about the traditional newspaper cycle? If the newspaper was to “go extinct” would you protest? How would you describe the quality of the newspaper’s news coverage to your children’s generation? Would you describe it as better or worse than the era of internet news?


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