for those who were not able to attend yesterday’s panel at the Social Media Week intitled ” Crowd sourcing, Social Collaboration, citizen journalism and the future of traditional journalism“.
here is for you a very brief brief:-)
The panel was moderated by Nathalie Bontems from Communicate Magazine, with the participation of Sybille Rizk from the Commerce du Levant, Wadih Tueni de Nahar, Maya Rahal de Hibr, me, and the multiple pple who asked questions and participated to the debate: here are some of the issues raided: what is citizen journalism? Are the Online personal blogs reliable sources for information, how can we check the facts transmitted online, How can the traditional media benefit from the social networks to grow without the bruden of the financial part they have to assume, are the monopolised traditional medium in lebanon ready to accept and respect comments from the readers, web users are engaged in the community and work to cover stories they watch, ….
My presentation during the panel focused on the ways traditional media are using social networks ( with examples);
Opinion leaders in the new framework of the online world are the Citizen, the web users who are the “digital natives “;
Finally, raised the controversial polemic asking whether blogs and social networks are reinforcing traditional well known sources and media.
For you to read the paper: Rita Chemaly article for Social Media Week Beirut Wednesday 21 Sept 2011;
For you to access the presentation that illustrated it: RITA Chemaly Presentation Social Media Week Beirut ppt