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We Media

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

“We are at the beginning of a Golden Age of journalism — but it is not journalism as we have known it. Media futurists have predicted that by 2021, ‘citizens will produce 50 percent of the news peer-to-peer.’ However, mainstream news media have yet to meaningfully adopt or experiment with these new forms.”

A ground breaking paper on “how audiences are shaping the future of news and information,” by Shane Bowman and Chris Willis.

There’s even a link to a Chinese language translation …read more


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Mediashift: Oldthink vs Newthink

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

I came across this article through, and although not specifically about Singapore, is a good read about the new media paradigms that will challenge traditional media.

Andy Ho would do well to read this article:

Oldthink: Believing the major news organizations will always get big stories right, and not make any mistakes along the way.
Newthink: Following credible bloggers who can unearth Photoshopped photos from a war zone, mistakes in coverage or bias, and faked sources for stories in mainstream media articles.

Oldthink: Thinking professional editors are the only ones who can decide what the important stories are each day.
Newthink: Realizing we have the power to choose what’s important, whether through aggregation services such as Google News or people-powered news sites such as Digg or personalized sites such as My Yahoo.”

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Singapore’s 41st: Midlife Crisis?

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

Gayle reposts an a piece she previously wrote  …more

Gayle Goh

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GE 2006 and beyond

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

Zenra2003 gives an analysis of the individual parties’ performances during the last general elections …more

Singapore Election Watch

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Interview: Singapore Theatre Festival

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

An e-mail interview with Ken Kwek of the Straits Times by Dharmendra Yadav …more

Think Happiness

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Chiam and Sitoh

Posted by inspir3d on August 12, 2006

wert recalls the public spat in Potong Pasir over public lights …more


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