Francis Pisani: Covering networks: a challenge for journalists

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1. 1 - Networks today

1.1. Networks we hear about today and how they are covered

1.1.1. • Al Qaeda, terrorists organization, narcos...

1.1.2. • Smart Mobs, impromptu political movements...

1.1.3. • Epidemics, SARS...

1.1.4. • Memes

1.1.5. • Blackouts and cascade effects

1.1.6. • The Internet, and the Web

1.1.7. • Social networks

1.1.8. • Production networks

1.1.9. • Mixed structures in hierarchical organizations

1.2. Are they more important? And why?

1.2.1. • An old social form rejuvenated by ICT

1.2.2. • The organization aspect: they are more efficient

1.2.3. • The infrastructure aspect: they are everywhere

1.2.4. • The cultural aspect: questioning hierarchies

1.2.5. • The knowledge aspect: an emerging science

1.2.6. • The hipe aspect: a tendency to see networks everywhere

1.3. Exercice

1.3.1. • In Mexican society find topics in which you see a network dimensions. Let's discuss.

2. 2 - Challenges for journalists

2.1. Coverage issues

2.1.1. • No headquarter

2.1.2. • No territory

2.1.3. • No "chief"

2.1.4. • No spokeperson

2.1.5. • Different kind of relationship (no belonging)

2.1.6. • Fluid organization

2.2. The problem with not understanding networks

2.2.1. • 2 case studies taken from recent news

2.2.1.1. Dubai assassination: Mossad only?

2.2.1.2. China vs Google: gvt + network of hackers

2.2.2. • Some problems:

2.2.2.1. • Understanding late

2.2.2.2. • Not understanding

2.2.2.3. • Not communicating

2.2.3. • Understanding networks, participation and the evolution of media

2.2.3.1. • P2P and horizontal communication

2.2.3.2. • Conversations

2.2.3.3. • Participatory media

2.3. Exercise

2.3.1. • Draw the network structure and flaws of a goup you know well. Compare with the hierarchical structure if possible.

3. 3 - How to cover networks : A toolkit

3.1. Networks basics

3.1.1. • Elementary particles

3.1.1.1. • Nodes, links, hubs, and clusters

3.1.1.2. • Flows

3.1.1.3. • Swarming

3.1.1.4. • Leaderless

3.1.1.5. • Tipping points and structural holes. The positions that matter most.

3.1.2. • An emerging science

3.1.2.1. • Small worlds

3.1.2.2. • social networks

3.1.2.3. • network structure ans network functions

3.2. Exercice

3.2.1. • How would you cover the narcos?

3.3. Final discussion: How can we cover networks?

3.3.1. • Covering networks and network journalism

3.3.2. • Investigation journalism and networks

3.3.3. • Collaborative...

3.3.4. • Let's try to work together on the conclusion of these sessions.

4. References

4.1. Cases

4.1.1. • 9/11 attacks graph

4.1.2. • Nortwest blackout cascade effect explanation

4.1.3. • Fighting SARS

4.1.4. • Within a company

4.2. Articles

4.2.1. Fritjof Capra ITV

4.2.2. Article about medieval France

4.2.3. Mindjet On VsualThinking

4.3. Books

4.3.1. Watts, Duncan, Six Degrees, The Science of a Connected Age

4.3.2. Benkler, Yochai The Wealth of Networks, How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

4.3.3. Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo, Linked, The New Science of Networks

4.3.4. Shirky, Clay

4.3.5. Arquila, John, Ronfeldt, David Networks annd Netwars

4.3.6. Fritjof Capra

4.3.6.1. # 1997, The Web of Life

4.3.6.2. # 2004, The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living

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