Thursday, 8 January 2009

Information Cycle

Just came across this video produced by Penn State University Libraries (2001-4)which demonstrates how an event is reported and discussed over time. Although I've seen this done diagramatically this video works much better. It uses the Coumbine High School, Littleton Colorado shootings as an example - a huge story at the time. I like the way it moves from news reports to papers, magazines and more academic treatment. Now comes the rub : it could be used to ask viewers what other media might be involved today - wikis, bogs, YouTube etc. and into a discussion about the merits of each.

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