Questions – Week 7

Posted on 13 May 2008. Filed under: Questions |

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) What are the argument for and against screening of blogs and only allowing blogs that advocate a good cause?
    2) What are the ways in which we can push for social changes that reduce the threat arising from disclosure of personal information?
  2. Jason:
    1) How do you think the internet and the idea of interconnectedness affects the marketplace of ideas on the global scale?
    2) How might the US react if a social medium owned and operated by a foreign entity were to start censoring content?
  3. Jessica: no post
  4. Kendra
    1) How should privacy be defined in the blogosphere? How will privacy be regulated, especially in instances where the lawsuits are involved?
    2) How can bloggers ensure that they balance citing their sources by hyperlinking and copyright infringement? Are there regulations against this or will there be any in the future?
  5. Khair
    – How can you be sure of the authenticity of the content served on YouTube?
    – How has traditional media been affected with the advent of YouTube?
    – What are the drawbacks of video sharing technologies such as YouTube?
    – How has sharing music on YouTube affected the entertainment industry?
  6. KC
    – How/why do you think these YouTube video producers are considered journalists?
    – What are other examples of YouTube’s effect on politics?
    – How do you think YouTube will provide a platform for journalism in the future?
    – What are other examples of Netvideo’s effect on politics?
  7. Lorin
    1. Why should we care that pundits may be getting paid from certain agencies or corporations? How different are these pundits from Public Relations specialists being interviewed by the media, since both are selling a product or an idea for the people to buy off on?
    2. If blogs are the 5th Estate, what are some ways they can fight through the gatekeepers and expose corruption and subjectivity in the media?
  8. Nicole B.
    no questions
  9. Nicole C
    no questions
  10. Samantha
    1. If traditional journalism focused more on producing editorial and opinion pieces, while obviously stating that these pieces are not going to be objective, how do you think audiences would react?
    2. Why do you think editorial and opinion pages are more popular than hard news pieces?
  11. Sara
    1) How can we encourage citizens to open themselves up to all political party’s blogs, to become better educated?
    2) What are the pro’s and con’s of limiting yourself to one style of blog?
  12. Whitney B
    1-How will (or how does) truly objective journalism fit into the Blogosphere in places other than big media blogs?
    2-If blogs are the new media, why are traditional media outlets hesitant to cite blogs as sources?
  13. Whitney T
    1) What are your two favorite websites that rely on user generated content? Of those websites, how do they attract and retain their traffic and participation “without mob rule?”
    2) If you published something incorrect on the internet, how long do you think it would take for someone to expose your lie? Do you think people intentionally post lies or half-truths on blogs to spark more robust conversation? Is this ethical? If not, how do you suggest monitoring such activity?
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