23C3 - 1.5

23rd Chaos Communication Congress
Who can you trust?

Day 4
Room Saal 1
Start time 12:45
Duration 01:00
ID 1257
Event type Lecture
Track Society
Language English


The Role of Podcasting in Critical and Investigative Journalism

Throughout the world, major media companies are cutting their budgets for investigative reporting. Most journalists will soon be freelancers, losing their freedom to investigate the more controversial or difficult topics. Yet at the same time, podcasting as a form of citizen journalism has risen, free of the constraints of organizations and editors. But without the funding that the tradional media enjoyed, how are podcasting journalists carrying out their work, and what does it mean for the media consumer?


A talk led by Mark Fonseca Rendeiro aka Bicyclemark

I. The media landscape prior to 2004, the desert of information a. Consolidation b. Sensationalism c. Profit Above all d. Top-Down news reporting II. The Emergence of podcasting a. Mp3 player market b. Increasing appetite for media on demand c. Desire to hear unpolished genuine voices d. Broadband, bandwith and all things band. III. Podjournalism Defined a. In relation to radio journalism. b. Regarding objective versus subjective c. As citizen reporting, bottom up IV. Present day podjournalists and the key moments in our short history. a. Josh Wolf against the federal government b. MacDocMan versus the Dutch health system c. Macaca, caught on tape V. Future Prospects and Pitfalls for citizen reporters using podcasting a. Business models and the obsession with business models b. Being acquired by big media c. Drop-out rate, pressures from 9-5 jobs. d. Punditry. VI. Earth Shattering Conclusion

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