Speaking at a Panel tomorrow on the Main Stream Media vs Social Media
Given my dabbling with both the main stream media and social media realms in dealing with Auckland commentary tomorrow I will be at an SMCAKL event as a panellist on the much chewed topic of journalism verses the infamous Twitterati:
Twitterati vs Journalism
FLAME WARS -WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2016, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM @ VODAFONE, 20 VIADUCT HARBOUR AVENUE, AUCKLAND CITY
A recent survey of British journalists generated the comment that they were “frightened” about the “shift from proper journalism to ‘clickbait’ stories about things like giant, killer spiders”.
They added: “I fear for my job, the young people coming into the industry and the public who will soon live off nothing but attention-seeking, fact-free, gossipy clickbait.”
Ironically, Twitter seems to have become the battleground in the struggle for news vs clickbait with the so-called twitteratti calling out mainstream media for poorly written, unbalanced and irrelevant reporting. Cries of pile-ons, bullying and flouncing off in a huff often ensue. Is this fair? Or is it a case of tears before bedtime as journalists are forced to become clickbait harvesters while social media users become news reporters?
Join our panel for a lively debate of the twitterati vs journalism flame wars and what the future looks like for news reporting in the social age.
The above link also contains the portal for the live streaming of the event tonight. Given the MSM vs Social Media “competition” can frame the narrative the public are told on topic issues like the Unitary Plan it will be interesting to see how the panel reacts to questions posed to them.
Fun times ahead