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If you can’t beat them…

Posted by izzyabraham
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A 4th-year Journalism & Media Studies student, specializing in New Media. I'm fr
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on Tuesday, 21 August 2012
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“Technology is the key to the future of media. Technology can and has profoundly changed the way content is distributed, and will continue to do so. The future of media is wrapped up in technology, and this is an indicator of why technology companies are eating media companies’ lunches, if not actually consuming them in their entirety.”
-Eric Picard-


Yes, we’re deep in the digital pool of media. With the demise of many daily newspapers and the limitations of broadcasting, new media looks like it’s winning the race.

Drowning in DigiMedia

Posted by izzyabraham
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on Tuesday, 07 August 2012
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How would you like your news served today? In a newspaper, on television, over the radio? Oh how silly, of course you’d like it on your… what – laptop, iPad, cellphone?

Next, where would you like your news to come from: BBC, NYT, Al Jazeera? Or do you prefer smaller, more ‘local’ news sources? Why not try a link posted on Twitter from that semi-famous person you follow? Or a status update from a friend who’s watching the Olympics, live?

Presenting the information overload.

Blogging vs Journalism: Battle of the ages

Posted by Ruan
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on Sunday, 08 July 2012
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A noob's view: 10 days in New Media

Posted by Megg_Ellis
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on Friday, 06 July 2012
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Everyone knows that university is far removed from the 'real world', and that once we hit the job market things are going to be very different.

I got to experience something inbetween - working for CueOnline during the National Arts Festival. The result - journalists gone insane...but on the bright side - they are more experienced. 

Social TV brings T-Commerce and Open Journalism

Posted by Simone Redelinghuys
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A student journalist currently specializing in New Media at Rhodes University. I
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on Monday, 14 May 2012
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Television broadcast is far from dead, it is simply adapting and transforming. The new broadcast landscape is not just about check-ins, real-time tweets, catch up TV or instant connectivity.  While television and social networks form stronger bonds and increased interactivity; researchers and media practitioners emphasise that this is not the only change social TV will bring.

You’re probably used to seeing #hashtags in programmes by now, a 2011 trend that allows those watching television and using social networks to follow, discuss and share their viewing experience.   Recently the series Game of Thrones and the American Superbowl have all incorporated aspects of social TV to stimulate user conversation about their programs.

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Rise of the Robo-Reporter

Posted by izzyabraham
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A 4th-year Journalism & Media Studies student, specializing in New Media. I'm fr
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on Monday, 30 April 2012
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More than a year ago, The Economist published a story on 3D printing.  This is a manufacturing technology which transforms the blueprint on your screen into a solid thing on your desk.

It sounded amazing regardless of the fact that it could take away the employment of factory workers.

But skip ahead into the present day and it’s not so wonderful when there’s the prospect of losing your own job to a computer. Instead of the looming death of print, there’s a new monster on journalism’s horizon:
the algorithm.