The power of blogging

This week on the Media Report a special panel discussion on the power of blogging. Among the speakers are Hugh Martin, General Manager of APN Online Australia and Pippa Leary, from Fairfax Digital.

Blogging for social change in Papua New Guinea: a case study investigation of The Namorong Report

The media landscape in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has recently been undergoing a dramatic change. Greater access to mobile media technologies and expanding communications infrastructure are fundamentally altering the ways Papua New Guineans participate in personal and mass communications. A new social media culture is...
Conference paper

Cyberbullying: An emerging issue

Bullying is a common form of youth violence which historically affected young people whilst they were at school, travelling to and from school or in other public places. However, the actual physical presence between a bully and victim is no longer necessary for bullying to...
Conference paper

An exploration of the relationships between blogging practices, blogging motives and identity exploration

This study explored psychological aspects of the Internet practice of blogging, including blogging practices, blogging motives and engagement in identity exploration in emerging adulthood. Emerging adulthood is a theory of human development that proposes a new life stage between adolescence and adulthood stemming from recent...
Blog post

Citizen journalism and news blogs: why media councils don’t care (yet)

How should systems that were originally set up to deal with complaints from members of the public about traditional media respond to the rise in bloggers and citizen journalists? Adeline Hulin, Project Consultant for UNESCO, reflects on the situation across Europe, and argues that existing...

The Open Innovation Programme: blog series

Introduction: Funded by the Cabinet Office, the Innovation in Giving Fund supports innovations that aim to get many more people involved in giving time, money, skills and resources to the causes they care about. Nesta set out to find and support the most exciting innovators...
Journal article

Sustaining teacher control in a blog-based personal learning environment

Abstract: Various tools and services based on Web 2.0 (mainly blogs, wikis, social networking tools) are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. In such distributed and personalized learning environments...

State of the blogosphere 2009

The growth of the blogosphere's influence on subjects ranging from business to politics to the way information travels through communities continues to flourish. In a year when revolutions and elections were organized by blogs, bloggers are blogging more than ever, and the State of the...

Mapping the Arabic blogosphere: politics, culture and dissent

This report uses a unique methodology that blends link analysis, term frequency analysis, and human coding of individual blogs to investigate the online discussions taking place across the Middle East and North Africa. Internet & Democracy project director Bruce Etling and his team, with Morningside...