Facebook journalism

Article about how Facebook is not the best way to access news.

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/gawkers_founder_has_doubts_about_the_facebook_model_of_journalism_20150613

And an article about print vs online

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/should-stories-in-print-reflect-early-reaction/?rref=business/media&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Media&pgtype=article

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Social Media

Read through the document on the How Barbie & Ken Were Reunited by Social Media campaign and answer the following questions. The full URL to watch the videos is here: http://mashable.com/2011/05/05/barbie-ken-social-media/

  • How was social media used in this campaign
  • How effective was this campaign reaching its target audience
  • Do you think it is a clever use of social media
  • How could online newspapers use social media to attract a bigger audience

Facebook

After some discussion about social media, convergence and writing for blogs the class thought that a Facebook page would be a more useful form of communication than the media blog. Therefore, I will test this by setting up a Facebook page and see whether this gains more hits than the current blog.

Media Facebook Page