Updated: both parts (1 and 2) are now available off the dedicated News 2.0 web page as archived audio. (See the right-hand column.) You might notice that Part 2 runs for more than an hour, meaning that this archived version actually contains more information than the live-broadcast hour. Ira Basen told me that when they mixed Part 2, the hour show came out about five minutes too long. They had to delete some sound bites that Ira liked quite a bit. As such, they decided to use the original version for the podcast, which Ira refers to as his “director’s cut” version.
I’m briefly interrupting the wonderful debate on CPRS’s new definition of public relations to let you know that a new, two-part CBC Radio show, produced by Ira Basen (of Spin Cycles fame), begins on Sunday, June 21st: News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media.
Both segments are one hour in length. Part one will air at 11 a.m. in four North American time zones. Part two is slated for Sunday, June 28, 2009, but note that this segment is slated to begin one hour earlier, at 10 a.m..
Canadians can tune in via conventional radio (part of the Sunday Report show) in any of the four time zones. International listeners can use the web-based live stream for CBC Radio One (again, during any of the four time zones for Sunday Report. It is also available to subscribers of satellite at Sirius Radio 137. A show description is now live on the CBC news section of its website.
Similar to Spin Cycles, the two show segments will eventually be available as audio files off of the dedicated web page for News 2.0; however, first the tapes need to be re-mixed, to delete copyrighted music. (Ira Basen chooses his musical accompaniements with great care, and assures me that “The radio version will be better.”) I will update this post with a link as soon as I receive word that the audio files are online.
The first program, on Sunday, June 21, 2009, features:
The second program, on Sunday, June 28, 2009, features
– Kirk Lapointe, The Vancouver Sun
– Mathew Ingram, Communities Editor, Globe and Mail
– Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?
– Jay Rosen, Journalism Professor, NYU
– Michael Tippett, NowPublic.com
Chris Anderson, editor in chief, Wired Magazine and author of The Long Tail, is featured in both segments.
I understand that this two-part series will be especially helpful for people new to the concepts of social media, particularly as they apply to the way journalism is changing (i.e., it is not aimed at the early adopters audience). Part one, in particular, will have a lot of background and exposition. (And I’ve already given Ira Basen a scolding about his lack of female subject experts. He tells me there are women in the program–such as those interviewed at the mesh09 conference, but admits that all of the featured profiles are men. And mainly American men at that.)
Ruth Seeley has set up a hashtag on twitter for this show: #news2.0. She has been live-tweeting the first segment.
Links to this post:
– News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media (Politisite, WordPress)
– News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media> (Politisite, Blogspot)
– News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media (Iron Mill News Service)
– CBC lets Ira Basen down. Again. (UPDATED) (FlackLife)
– News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media (NowPublic)
– social I median (PR Measurement News Network)