Dan Gillmor's Mediactive: masterclass in 21st century journalism demands a net-native news-media


5 Responses to “Dan Gillmor's Mediactive: masterclass in 21st century journalism demands a net-native news-media”

  1. turn_self_off says:

    should be a interesting read.

  2. Quiet Wyatt says:

    Logo composition:


    That took me less than 30 seconds. Frightening!

  3. Kosmoid says:

    Here are his “next steps”:

    Create community-based networks of trust, using reputation as an essential component. [As long as I don't have to pay for it.]

    Improve the tools of discovery and context, via aggregation and curation. [Ctrl C, Ctrl V]

    Make the topic the primary focus of reporting, with dynamic “articles” that advance understanding through successive iterations as new information becomes available. [Zombie-inspired sex toys]

    Find and catalog the best ideas, techniques and tools, and then connect them with people who can bring them to a wider public.
    Get policy right on copyright and broadband. [LOL Cats]

    Eliminate subsidies, direct and indirect, that favor one type of media business over another. [Then no one makes any money.]

    Develop payment systems that reward creators in all parts of the new media ecosystem. [Not in a freemium economy]

    Make critical thinking and media literacy part of education’s core curriculum. [Folks will still be conned by advertising and special interest groups.]

    Do away with almost all journalism prizes, and bring the ones we want to keep into the 21st century. [I'm way under appreciated, too.]

    Work toward a national consensus on identity and accountability that encourages people to stand behind their words and to cut each other slack for past foolish acts and remarks. [No fun in that.]

    Continue the conversations. [Not all at once.]

    I think all of these are deluded ideas because the Web is a freemium economy just about entirely dependent on advertising–it’s all about getting more eyeballs and commenters (euphemistically called “community”) who are not about to pay for your content.

    HuffingtonPost is the future of the Web. Have you seen the Miley Cyrus bong video? Yeah, and they have the Putin video and the Buzz Lightyear sippy cup like so many other Web sites.

    • EH says:

      Jeez, are you a real estate agent or something? Why so pessimistic?

    • ManOutOfTime says:

      Much as I love the romance and idealism of the post-Web2.0 vision, your biting, snarky critique is much appreciated. Serious thinkers on the subject should have serious answers to your [points] — and entrepreneurs ignore them at their peril.

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