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Researching new media Danilo A. Arao Department of Journalism College of Mass Communication UP Diliman


What’s “new” in new media?     

Convergence Connectivity Interactivity Functionality Technology

RESULT – accessibility and availability of information to new media users


However, in a developing country… 

Level-headed perspective on new media, particularly Internet access “New” does NOT replace the “old” “New” does NOT mean the “best”


Tip 1: Know the “terrain”


Fact facts


Tip 2: Know what interests you 

Cyberspace (e.g., blogs, social networking sites, websites) Hardware (e.g., gadgets) Software (e.g., OS, apps) 

Proprietary and open source


Tip 2 (continued) 

Ethics in new media 

Burning issues   

Plagiarism Cyber-bullying (e.g., #AMALAYER) Cybercrime Law (RA 10175)

Online journalism 

Burning issues  

Citizen journalism Convergence of print and broadcast


Tip 3: Know where to get data  

Go beyond Google and Wikipedia Visit offices (e.g., libraries) to conduct data gathering Conduct interviews with sources, especially experts

In other words, get PRIMARY sources of information


To summarize… 

Know the “terrain” 

Know what interests you 

Be aware of important information on new media Focus on your preferred topic

Know where to get data 

Data gathering should be done “online” and “offline”


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Researching New Media  

This is the slide presentation in my lecture on January 14, 2013 at the auditorium of the College of Mass Communication, University of the P...

Researching New Media  

This is the slide presentation in my lecture on January 14, 2013 at the auditorium of the College of Mass Communication, University of the P...

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