Governance as Social Networking

Written by Terry Flew on May 1, 2009

Lee Rainie from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on the Internet and news, politics, governance and citizenship.

Governing as social networking

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Anxiety about the Internet

Written by Terry Flew on December 23, 2008

Anxiety about the future of mainstream news media in the mainstream news media appears to be growing. Here is Melik Kaylan worrying out loud in Forbes magazine, and lamenting the good old days of gatekeeping and normative media:

The Internet Is Bad For The TruthMelik Kaylan

The Internet’s evisceration of the music business points to yet another kind of meltdown on the horizon, one that may reach a crisis in the Obama years: the meltdown of Big Media purveyors in newsprint,

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News and Information as Digital Media comes of age

Written by Terry Flew on December 19, 2008

The Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University has published a series of papers, blogs, discussions, videos etc. around the theme of Media Re:Public: News and Information as Digital Media Comes of Age.

There are papers on international news, new media literacy, public broadcasting, digital media and democracy, mainstream news and the networked public sphere, as well as a series of case studies on the site. The underlying premises of Media Re:Public are:

• Public participation in the media, enabled

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