I was part of a panel at the Media in Transition conference at MIT discussing how social media platforms blur the professional and the public.
For the talk, I explored how social media platforms have evolved from spaces for personal exchanges to environments for real-time news and information, influencing how media organisations respond to breaking news, how journalists go about their reporting and whose voices are heard. The media logic of emerging communications technologies, where knowledge, expertise and authority are networked and distributed, chafe with existing, hierarchical models of journalism.
The presentation explored how social media are reconfiguring definitions of journalism and professional constructs of the journalist, as media professionals negotiate a hybrid news ecosystem that blurs the line between the public, the private and the corporate
Here are the slides with audio of my talk at MIT8 on May 3, 2013: