Breaking News: The Changing Relationship Between Blogs and Mainstream Media
Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2008 on whether social media necessarily threaten traditional news media, and what, if anything they may have to offer in return. Among the traditional media, blogs and other contributions to citizen journalism have for a long time been regarded as posing a significant threat to quality news reporting, whilst the global recession has shown that the threatened failure of high quality local and regional media outlets was not a groundless f
Social Media, So What? Assessing the Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on the socially egalitarian and politically democratic potential of social media. Have they lived up to the promises? Theorists such as Yochai Benkler have suggested that the accessibility and inherently social nature of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, social networking and wikis mean that we might expect them to enhance our democratic freedoms through the opening of new channels for debate and collaboration. Academic research suggests
Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on whether the outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their const
Branding for good: An approach for the social sector
The meteoric expansion of the social sector has produced a proliferation of similar solutions and services that rival the sameness in most commercial sectors. NGOs risk commoditization if they do not adopt modern branding practices to assert enduring, differentiated identities. Branding and marketing expert Noah Manduke will provide practical frameworks that social businesses, and nonprofits can use to define, dramatize, and deliver their unique, essential value. Real cases will demonstrate how
Religion, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy: Three perspectives
Philanthropic acts have become the pre-eminent means by which individuals attempt to realise their understanding of ‘doing good’ in society. Drawing on three world religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam – the panel will prompt reflection on how notions of ethics, values and power as expressed in each of these traditions, shape philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
Tomorrow’s news: Models for an everyone-is-media world
We are witnessing the destruction of the old media order—and the noisy, thrilling invention of something new. Tectonic shifts in technology and human behavior have changed forever the way we create, deliver, and consume information. The result: a host of emerging models from around the globe that thrive on connection and community, promising previously unimagined opportunities to engage people as active, change-making citizens. This session will examine levers of power in a world where everyon
Investing for Impact: Catalyzing an Emerging Industry
Using profit-seeking investment to generate social and environmental good is moving from a periphery of activist investors to the core of mainstream financial institutions. Going far beyond the negative screens of ‘socially responsible investing’, this session will explore opportunities and trends among investors that actively seek to place capital in ways that can provide a scale of solution that purely philanthropic interventions cannot reach.
Creating a Sustainable Future - The marriage of industry, policy and science
Practitioners Showcase: Climate change is undoubtedly one of the most urgent, and complex, issues of our time and one that is increasingly being tackled through alliances, partnerships and networks. Four innovators will discuss the successful partnerships and networks which serve to further their missions, whether they be with institutional investors or technologists, leading industrial chiefs, scientists or policymakers. The result is a larger playing field, greater impact and a more sustainabl
Water Enterprise Forum: What are the historic and future trends in the water industry?
Christopher Gasson, Global Water Intelligence, talks on 'What are the historic and future trends in the water industry?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009.
53 Years of Media and Politics
Dr. David Butler brings his legendary Friday evening Media and Politics seminar to a final conclusion by answering questions instead of asking them. Dr Butler's well-worn armchair was occupied by John Lloyd (of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), who assumed the role of the questioner, together with Baroness Margaret Jay, a former student of Dr Butler. Also for the first time in 53 years, the Chatham House Rule did not apply. The last seminar of David Butler was, uniquely, on-th
Data Protection, Freedom of Expression and the Media
Antony White QC delivers a seminar on the laws of data protection, the media and freedom of expression and the right to privacy and how the laws are adapting in the light of the Naomi Campbell-Mirror Group and the Michael Douglas-OK magazine cases.
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
European Business Practice and Culture workbook 4: International Business Perspectives and Ethics
In this module section, you consider the intellectual framework in which to evaluate your personal ethics in business. You will also consider implications of national cultures for ethical values in business, expressed in attitudes to commercial situations.
Social Media in Plain English
An introduction to Social Media via a story about a small town with many flavors of ice cream.
UCLA Football Media Day Behind the Scenes
Day 1 of UCLA training camp.
Media Technology and City Design and Development, Spring 2002
Explores the potential of information technology and the internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Associated with the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an ongoing action-research program integrating research, teaching, and community service since 1987.
Media Technology and City Design and Development, Fall 2002
Explores the potential of information technology and the internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Associated with the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an ongoing action-research program integrating research, teaching, and community service since 1987. This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhood
Planning, Communications, and Digital Media, Fall 2004
Subject focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to planning issues. Lectures introduce methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Laboratory time allows students to apply these methods by designing a web-based portfolio that is critiqued throughout the semester, and ev
ANU Vice-Chancellor Ian Chubb announces retirement - media conference
Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University Professor Ian Chubb announces his retirement at a media conference on 4 June 2010. He is joined by ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans. A media release about Professor Chubb's retirement is available here: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=2186