Monday Group Meetings – Coffee and Conversation.
Group meeting notes:
Katie – Changing role of the journalist. Kate recently wrote a fantastic blog post giving a brief, but succinct and t0-the-point definition of Open Journalism . It definitely got me motivated to start posting, and provides an excellent starting point for our project at the very least. Katie’s been thinking of a lot of people she could talk to back home in Canada (a phone or skype interview) to help her, and James has suggested names too. One of the things we’ve been talking about is Open Journalism as an ecosystem – a system of organisation and curation (James and Katie for the win).
Me – Australian Newspapers and formats – are they changing the old models or not? How do these models exist at the moment? I can’t seem to find anything about publications changing their format, rather they’re trying to move the old models online. This says something within itself. As we discovered, a lack of information can also be informative.
James – Financial viability of an open model – does it even need to make money?
Transparency/Tust Issues – Stella. Stell has been reading about how the ‘construction of innocence is inherently dangerous’ as James puts it. There is bias, but that bias is invisible, which is kinda sinister. She’s been reading a lot of Jay Rosen.
James also brought up the idea of networked journalism – part of a network, obviously!