Schedule for JOMC 490.004 -- Blogging, We the Media and Virtual Communities
August 23 - 31 -- Jones in India
Begin to define 'community' and to define questions
What questions? you may ask.
The point at this point is to be open to questions that you have now at the beginning of the semester about virtual communities, blogging and citizen media. That is, to ask in intelligent and more detailed ways: What is all of this? Why does it matter? and What does it mean to me and to the society in which I would like to live?
I hope our readings, discussion and even our visitors will help us not only probe those questions, but also to ask more complex versions of those and other questions.
In this case (heck, in most cases in education), questions and learning to form them are good skills to develop.
For next meeting, read "Introduction: Weblogs, Rhetoric, Community and Culture" in "Into the Blogosphere"
Wednesday September 6
-- Introduction to Blogs and community
A real community need not consist of people who are perpetually together; but it must consist of people, who precisely because they are comrades, have mutual access to one another and are ready for one another. Martin Buber. Paths to Utopia
For next meeting, read "Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community in the Julie/Julia Project" and "Imagining the Blogosphere: An Introduction to the Imagined Community of Instant Publishing" in "Into the Blogosphere"
Change! Please read "Culture Clash: Journalism and the Communal Ethos of the Blogosphere" for Monday as well. Author Brian Carroll will visit with us on Monday.
Monday September 11
-- Discuss Blogs and Communities
Guest Brian Carroll, author of the paper "Culture Clash: Journalism and the Communal Ethos of the Blogosphere"
For next meeting, read "Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog" in "Into the Blogosphere"
Source Effects in Users' Perception of Online News Comparing Source Effects (Self, Computer, Editors, Others) on the preceptions of online news by Shyam Sundar of Penn State.
Wednesday September 13
– Discuss Blogosphere readings
For next meeting, begin "We the Media" by reading the Introduction and From Tom Paine to Blogs and Beyond
Thursday September 14
What: MySpace, YourSpace, FaceBook and Social Networking
Who: Social Networking researcher danah boyd
When: 2 pm Thursday September 14
Where: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH
More on danah boyd: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danah_Boyd
You can ask questions in advance to Social Networking researcher danah boyd! An addition to the danah boyd visit announcement (Thursday, Sept 14, 2 pm, Toy Lounge)
Our discussion will be structured by audience questions. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance. Questions may be posted as comments to the blog post noted below, or submitted to Fred Stutzman at fred at metalab.unc.edu. We'll structure a discussion that will be open and wide-ranging from your questions.
Full description and question submission information here: http://chimprawk.blogspot.com/2006/09/invitation-discussion-with-danah-boyd.html
Monday September 18
-- Introduction to We the Media and to Dan Gillmor and the Bayosphere
For next meeting, read The Read-Write Web and The Gates Come Down
Web Users Open the Gates by Jay Rosen
Wednesday September 20
- Doc Searls at UNC
- Ted Turner on CNN's beginnings and Media Monopolies
- 43 years of interactive radio - Ask Your Neighbor
- Marshall McLuhan
- Clue Train Manifesto
- The Weather Channel
- Userland, Manilla, Radio
- Dave Winer's Blog Scripting News
- Richard Stallman
- Yochai Benkler
- Farber's Interesting People
- Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit
- Talking Points Memo
- Triangle Bloggers Wiki
- Sage - an RSS reader
- Segway aka Ginger aka IT
- Ed Cone
- David Brin and the Transparent Society
- John Gilmore
- Jim Romenesko at Poynter Institute
- Jay Rosen and PressThink
- Donald Luskin's Poor and Stupid blog
"Tired of Trolls, a Feisty Chief Fights Back" Article on Patent Trolls mentioned in class and hidden behind the TimesSelect paywall.
For next meeting, read Newmakers Turn the Tables and TheConsent of the Governed
Monday September 25
First the wandering We, the Media blog. It begins as promised at the book’s publisher’s site O’Reilly and Associates as We, the Media. Then it moves to a TypePad location where it is called Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc. After a brief while there, it moves again to Dan’s new project in citizen journalism, Bayosphere … of, by, and for the Bay Area. Then it moves again to the Center for Citizen Media
- Merchants of Cool
- Wil Wheaton in Wikipedia
Wil Weaton’s site and blog
- Mark Cuban
- Microsoft’s Channel 9
- Groove Networks’ Ray Ozzie’s abandoned weblog (now he’s Microsoft’s CTO)
- Scobleizer blog (no longer with microsoft) Now at Wordpress
- Defense Net
- Department of Defense transcripts
- Daily Koz
- Ed Cone
- Free Republic (not mentioned in the text)
- BBC’s iCan becomes Actionnetwork
- H2G2 HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — a free encyclopedia pre-wikipedia
- Joi Ito trans-Pacific entrepreneur and mobloger (as well as blogger)
- What is a Meme
For next meeting, read Professional Journalists Join the Conversation and The Former Audience Joins the Party
Wednesday September 27
- OhMyNews (Korean language version)
- OhMyNews International edition (English)
- Jeff Jarvis’ Buzzmachine
- Steve Outing reviews Yellow Pages online
- Dave Barry’s blog at Miami Herald
- NYTimes oped writers
- American Press Institute’s Cyberjournalist
- Romanesko at Poynter
- Lawrence Journal World
- Zapruder film at jfk.org
- Healing Iraq
- Persian Blog
- Junior Journal
- NC Indymedia
- International Indy Media
- Google AdWords
- Blog Ads
- New Media Musings
For next meeting, read Next Steps and Trolls, Spin, and the Boundaries of Trust
Thursday September 28
What: Care of the Self in the Hyperreal, a lecture by Professor Mark Poster (UC-Irvine)
- "This lecture will focus on TV reality shows and cosmetic surgery as informed by the work of Foucault and Baudrillard."
When: September 28 5:00 pm
Where: Duke -- 153 Rubenstein Hall, Sanford Institute
Submitted by Carolyn
Monday October 2
- Moore’s Law
- Metcalfe’s Law
- Reed’s Law as explained by Reed
- Other Technology Laws of interest summarized
- Pew Internet and American Life Project
- Adam Curry (from MTV to podcast-figurehead)
- Google News
- Google Alerts
- Google Blogsearch
- David Sifry
- <Valdis Krebs and OrgNet
- NPPA on Faked Images and Ethics
- Kaycee unmasked at Metafilter
- Inside an RSS Validator
- Dave Winer on the real Web 2.0
- Getting an article on SlashDot
- Anti-Troll Resources
For next meeting, read Here Comes the Judges (and Lawyers) and The Empire Strikes back
Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over by Jay Rosen
Wednesday October 4
For next meeting, read Making Our Own News and Epilogue
Also read Mark Granovetter's Strength of Weak Ties
Thursday October 5
JOMC Fall Colloquium series on Thursday Oct. 5, at 2 pm in Room 340 (Research Center), Carroll Hall.
Who: S. Shyam Sundar, College of Communications, Penn State University
Bio: Dr. S. Shyam Sundar is an associate professor and founding director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory at Penn State University's College of Communications, where he teaches courses in media effects, technology, and research methodology. Sundar holds a PhD in communication (with minor in psychology) from Stanford University, a master's in communication from the University of Alabama (with an emphasis on journalism), and bachelor's degrees in engineering as well as communication from India. His research investigates social and psychological effects of technological elements unique to Web-based mass-communication. His empirical studies have been published in a variety of journals, including Behaviour & Information Technology, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Media Psychology, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Advertising, among others.
Title of Talk: The Social Psychology of Interactivity in Online Mass Communication
Abstract: Interactivity is arguably the single most important feature that distinguishes online mass communication from traditional mass communication, yet there's widespread disagreement about what it is. This talk will address the conceptual confusion and controversy in the literature by arguing that although interactivity pervades the entire process of Web-based mass communication, it holds different meanings when associated with different elements of communication models. In particular, the talk will illustrate the conceptualization of interactivity as a source feature, and contrast it with interactivity as a modality feature and interactivity as a message feature, by discussing one experimental study under each of these three categories of interactivity conceptualizations. The psychological effects observed in these studies will be integrated into a theoretical model of interactivity effects.
Monday October 9
– Summarize We the Media and reflect on Jay Rosen visit
For out next meeting, read the Forward, Preface and Part 1 of The Internet and Everyday Life
Readings#Paul.27s_in-Class_Suggestions: Most of the books and reading and references discussed in class today are here.
Wednesday October 11
The Internet and Everyday Life
For next meeting, read Chaper 10 Capitalizing on the Net
Monday October 16
Capitalizing on the Net
For next meeting, read Chapter 12 The Not So Global Village of Netville
Wednesday October 18
The Not So Global Village of Netville
For next meeting, read Chapter 13 Email, Gender and Personal Relationships
Monday October 23
Email, Gender and Personal Relationships
For next meeting, read Chapter 14 Belonging in Geographic, Ethnic and Internet Spaces
Wednesday October 25
Belonging in Geographic, Ethnic and Internet Spaces
Prof. Hosoon Chang's presentation on OhMyNews PDF PowerPoint (Thanks to Yeri Shin)
For next meeting, read Preece (1 -- 4)
Thursday October 26
Craig Silverstein, Google Tech Director
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006 Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm Venue: Medical Biomolecular Research Building
Health Sciences Library is sponsoring a talk with Criag Silverstein, Google Tech Director. You must register to attend! And you can also submit questions for Craig to answer. There will be a panel to quiz him which will include Dean Jose-marie Griffiths, Fred Stutzman, Dean Barbara Rimer, Library head Carol Jenkins, and Paul Jones.
Monday October 30
Looking at online communities, sociability and usability
For next meeting, read Preece (5 -- 6)
About those presentations, here are some suggestions that helped folks last year: # choose a virtual community or blog # describe the community or blog in terms we’ve used in the class (relate to readings in Gillmor and Into the Blogosphere and others where appropriate) # evaluate the community’s or blogs potentials and inherent conflicts and resolutions # does the community or blog develop trust? how? is it an example of citizen journalism? how?(Gillmor) # are there hierarchies in place? are issues of gender or age or ethnicity or other issues and raised in Internet in Every Day Life readings — who are the community of readers and participants? is the social network measurable? # are “loose ties” apparent (Granovetter)? how do they work in this community or blog? # how does the interface (see Preece) allow for sociability or block social interactions?
Wednesday November 1
What research says about Interpersonal Communications and Groups
For next meeting, read Preece (7 -- 9)
Monday November 6
Developing online communities part 1
For next meeting, read the rest of Preece (10 -- 12)
Gannett opens to citizen media in a big way.
Poynter/Romenesko has the Gannett internal document on the "newsroom of the future" including questions, answers and a glossary in five entries.
Wednesday November 9
Developing online communities part 2 and summarizing Preece
From Class Discussion (IRB-related information):
- Guide to IRB process, from UNC Office of Human Research (OHRE)
- Laud Humphrey's Tea Room Trade (infamous ethical/informed consent controversy)
- Belmont Report (research ethics/principles)
- Stanford Prison Experiment
- Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Monday November 13
Teletruth (mentioned by Dan during his talk).
Greasemonkey (from mozdev.org; mentioned by Dan during his talk).
San Fran. Chronicle (no charge for archives; archives begins in 1995; mentioned by Dan during his talk).
Time Magazine Archives (mentioned by Dean in class).
Wednesday November 15
Social Capital discussion and lecture
By Michael J. Copps a Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission.
America's record in expanding broadband communication is so poor that it should be viewed as an outrage by every consumer and businessperson in the country. Too few of us have broadband connections, and those who do pay too much for service that is too slow. It's hurting our economy, and things are only going to get worse if we don't do something about it.
Monday November 20
Wednesday November 22
Monday November 27
– Your presentations
Wednesday November 29
– Your presentations
Monday December 4
– Your presentations
Wednesday December 6
- Your presentations