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Five Things I Am Learning from #JapanQuake, #tsunami, #prayforjapan

Author Sree Sreenivasan reflects on how important social and new media are to keep pace with quickly evolving world events, like the Japanese earthquake of 2011. Firstly, the new technology of our era allows world events to be more closely documented. We now have color footage, millions of Internet posts and a plethora of traveling journalists. Secondly, social media sites are so fluid that they are able to constantly update as world events quickly unfold. This article is an enjoyable and more personal read. The tone is honest and organic as the author intermingles facts with her own opinions.

Sreenivasan, Sree. “Five Things I Am Learning from #JapanQuake, #tsunami, #prayforjapan.” DNAinfo.com New York. 15 March 2011. Web. 29 June 2012. <http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20110315/manhattan/five-things-i-am-learning-from-japanquake-tsunami-prayforjapan>.

 

3 Differences between Traditional and New Media

The dilemma of new media versus traditional media is not only encountered by journalists or by individuals watching the morning news. Now, corporations can use new media to test several advertisement possibilities. Based on consumer feedback, they can convert their most successful advertisements into costly advertisements for traditional media sources. New media allows corporations to target their ideal audiences and to be interactive with consumers. Traditional advertising is not dead. It is simply being modified to adapt to the ever-evolving Internet.

Brandewie, April. “3 Differences between Traditional and New Media.” Examiner.com. 20 April 2010. Web. 5 July 2012. <http://www.examiner.com/article/3-differences-between-traditional-and-new-media>.

 

New Media vs Traditional Media

This article highlights the impact that various media sources have had in Malaysia. As new media rises in popularity, Malaysians are being exposed to new information sources – sources that are free from government censorship. The Internet provides a new platform for people to access and discuss important issues. Although traditional media is overseen predominantly by the government, new media is controlled primarily by the people – a form of autonomy that Malaysians appreciate. Though traditional media still continues to be the primary source of information, traditional and new media complement each other – one being rooted in the country’s culture and the other taking root in the younger generation.

“New Media vs Traditional Media.” Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development. Web. 7 July 2012. <http://www.aibd.org.my/node/1226>.

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