First aired February 2007 How new media is affecting journalistic practices and how have things changed News War: What?s Happening to the News The Daily Show Jon Stewart ( one of the world?s most influential news show ( not a news show Sometimes makes news of its own ( politicians come to get interviewed Makes fun of the way news works Producers of the show think that it is the fault of the other news mediums for not getting the attention of the people ( don?t think its good that people turn to Jon Stewart as the number one news source Definition of news is changed Program owned by Disney did a story about mothers who strip Soft v. hard news stories News is what matters to people Standard has changed to become broadened not lowered Website, radio 24 hours a day, TV Brian Ross ( Channel Reporter ABC news Cover a wide range of topics Lots of stories that he may not do but would watch Prime time area ( respect that there is a full range of stories Dateline Predators ( ABC turned down program to hunt down sex predator NBC took it ( To Catch A Predator Working with police Public service investigative reporting ABC turned down Frontline for an interview Give public what it wants not what it should hear ( one of greatest tragedies of American journalism Dan Rather ( CBS You shall operate in the public interest ? necessity Didn?t expect news to become anything CBS changed that ( Dan Rather to sneak in to Afghanistan to investigate there 60 minutes Making money is part of what they did 1980s Regan era deregulation ( series of corporate takeovers ( general electric bought NBC CBS to be cut smaller ( budget cuts Larry Tisch CBS has fallen to third place and has stayed there Katie Couric to make better? Hard news keep shrinking Opinion based journalism has its role but reporter journalism should be part of Time Warner and CNN Simply passing on rumors is not journalism, telling people what they want to hear is not journalism 60 Minutes ( most popular news program ever ( audience aging like that of all network news ( Internet for future Mixes soft and hard news 60 minute posting online yahoo softer news like Tiger Woods funny news ( info snack to read a piece and follow links but not hard news Revenue coming to CBS as a whole is coming from Internet Barely breaking even on the internet Uneconomic underpinning on internet these days is changing because audience is changing Audience is much more in command of what they want in demand Google ( worth 148 billion dollars ( has become a key link connecting Americans to their news Being online is the future ( change is just a fundamental change miss what?s really going on Rocket Boom ( short daily webcast of mock daily news style 4,000 daily downloads per video Has as many news viewers as regular news Only need tape two lights a camera etc? Features mews but choices are random whatever strikes their fancies People who didn?t study journalism at all Activity doing people are identifying as acts of journalism Creating a conversation about what is journalism Someone jailed for independent journalism Daily Kos ( personal and highly opinionated blog No one to tell people that they can and cannot do something ( anything goes in journalism Blogs are people talking but above that people do journalism and find something out about the world Anyone with a laptop or a computer can do journalism Witness news ( taking pictures is an act of journalism Original reporting done by citizen journalists and amateur people is limited How has citizen journalism report new journalism Keeping stories live Strom Therman 2002 100th birthday supported his policies but most of the news media ignored it This story is important and he needed to resign because of blogs ** President Bush?s service in Texas national guard ( conservatives taking on what they thought was a liberal mainstream media ( President Bush?s National Guard service ( dismissed as politics but bloggers thought it was not Investigative documents authoritative but after more research documents not authoritative ( he had to leave after 44 years Dan Rather CBS news embraced the internet at the time of the Rather debacle Katie Couric?s notebook Congressman first major mainstream operation by ABC news ( Frontline Brian Ross investigative unit Emails to younger teen boy sexually explicit MSNBC first to move to online connecting with Microsoft Bill Gates ( going to change news making and create something unique Scott More who used to run MSNBC now runs Yahoo and on the web Yahoo is first news source and then MSNBC is second Kevin Science who had reported from Iraq and Afghanistan said (Yahoo reporting staff with mission control team ( post on the net and the catchers and giving all the information) ( solo journalists to go into war zones People should citizens take videos and send them in
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