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We the Media Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People

ISBN-10: 0596102275
ISBN-13: 9780596102272
Edition: 2006
Authors: Dan Gillmor
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Description: ""We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

""We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation. In "We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make -and consume- the news. Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news, using personal blogs, Internet chat groups, email, and a host of other tools. He sends a wake-up call to newsmakers-politicians, business executives, celebrities-and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them. He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from "control" to "engagement." And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that, in the face of a plethora of Internet-fueled news vehicles, they must change or become irrelevant. Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media that prevails today. "We the Media casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us all to be part of it. Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by, and for the San Francisco Bay Area." From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.

Epigraph
Introduction
From Tom Paine to Blogs and Beyond
The Read-Write Web
The Gates Come Down
Newsmakers Turn the Tables
The Consent of the Governed
Professional Journalists Join the Conversation
The Former Audience Joins the Party
Next Steps
Trolls, Spin, and the Boundaries of Trust
Here Come the Judges (and Lawyers)
The Empires Strike Back
Making Our Own News
Epilogue and Acknowledgments
Web Site Directory
Glossary
Colophon

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