Isolated on the Web

This week, five francophone public radio journalists (one Belgian, one Canadian, one Swiss and two French) are evaluating new media. Isolated in a cabin in a rural region of France, they have vowed to consult only Twitter and Facebook the entire week. The point of the exercise is to evaluate how well these two media reflect what is actually going on in the world.  The journalists are reporting back to the five participating radio stations throughout the week and are keeping a blog.

The journalists involved are :

  • Benjamin MULLER (France Info);
  • Nour-Eddine ZIDANE (France Inter);
  • Janic TREMBLAY (Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada);
  • Anne-Paule MARTIN (RSR – La 1ère);
  • Nicolas WILLEMS (La Première-RTBF).

More information (in French) about the experiment and the schedule of their radio appearances throughout the week can be found on the Radio Francophone site.

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3 Replies to “Isolated on the Web

  1. Marilyn, realistically, how many AMERICAN “francophone public radio journalists” are there?

    I would think that would be a very specialized employment niche.

  2. It should be interesting to see the results, especially with such a diverse cultural group. But no Americans? There are those who have lived overseas and have a differing perspective of the media, its use and validity.
    As an American living in the UK for many years, I have been able to grasp the significance of social media – its uses and abuses; its growing reliability and the new “era of globalisation” for the betterment of business, humanity and the environment.

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