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1 News As User Experience...Or Journalism and Data: The New BFFs Cindy Royal, Ph.D Associate Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication tech.cindyroyal.net twitter.com/cindyroyal facebook.com/cindyroyal linkedin.com/in/cindyroyal

2 News as User Experience Social networks and media having an effect on traditional media Web 2.0 sites share the characteristic of user-generated content Increased expectation on part of user as to participation News examples: comments, ratings, blogs, user-generated photos and videos; news sites on Facebook, using Twitter News sites run the risk of seeming outdated or irrelevant if you don't give users something to do Rise of participatory culture – Henry Jenkins in Convergence Culture

3 News as User Experience Portable: 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phones. Personalized: 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from sources and on topics that particularly interest them. Participatory: 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. Digital Natives - more than half of American teenagers have created a blog, posted an artistic or written creation online, helped build a website, created an online profile, or uploaded photos and videos to a website. Pew – Participatory News Consumer & Digital Natives

4 News as User Experience Changing idea of news Breaking news Mobile – expectation of receiving news anywhere, on demand Relationship with community, sources Role of user experience Rise of tools available to work with and present data

5 Examples New York Times – Rent or Buy

6 Examples New York Times – Mapping the Nation's Well-Being

7 Examples New York Times – Budget Forecast Compared with Reality

8 Examples Guardian – Obama at 50

9 Examples NYT – Census: Mapping America

10 Examples NYT Inaugural Words

11 Examples NYT Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical

12 Examples CNN Money: Best Companies to Work For

13 Examples ProPublica - The Opportunity Gap

14 Examples Stanford – The Growth of Newspapers Across the US

15 Examples Texas Tribune

16 Examples Stamen Design – MTV Movie Awards Twitter Visualization

17 Examples Location collaborations

18 Examples Storify

19 Tools Chartle/Wordle Google Charts and Visualizations Google Fusion Tables Google Maps Visual.ly Ruby on Rails or Django

20 Resources When the Data Struts Its Stuff – NYT - Teaching with Infographics – NYT - with-infographics-places-to-start/ Renegades at The New York Times – New York Magazine - Data Journalism at the Guardian: What It Is and How Do We Do It? - The Programmer Majored in English – Nieman Journalism Lab - the-nyts-interactive-news-unit/ Poynter – Data-driven Journalism articles Stanford – Journalism in the Age of Data - Hacks/Hackers – hackshackers.com 11 Journalism Jobs You May Hold in the Future - journalism/journalism-jobs-may-hold-future Course sites: – Advanced Online Media - cindyroyal.com/advanced – Issues in New Media - cindyroyal.com/newmedia – Social Media at Work - cindyroyal.com/social – Web Design and Publishing - cindyroyal.com/webdesign

21 Other Reading Clay Shirky – Here Comes Everybody & Cognitive Surplus Dan Gillmor – We the Media & Mediactive Jeff Jarvis – What Would Google Do? Max McCombs - The Future of News Douglas Rushkoff - Program or Be Programmed: 10 Commandments for a Digital Age Henry Jenkins - Convergence Culture Ian Bogost – Newsgames: Journalism at Play James Surowiecki – The Wisdom of Crowds


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