About. Mediactive. This site (and book) aims to help folks navigate the media. Author: Dan Gillmor. Mediactive now in Armenian. Mediactive_am. Mediactive [Dan Gillmor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We’re in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear.

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What you can derive clearly are heuristics: InGillmor co-founded Dopplran online travel application project. Mar 17, Brian rated it really liked it. As we move further into the digital age, we will be creators and producers of the news, rather than passive receivers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Retrieved 19 June As Gillmor writes, ‘When we have unlimited sources of information, and when so much of what comes at us is questionable, our lives get more challenging.

We’re in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. As one of those who spend their lives immersed in the study and tools of media literacy, I found the book a little too simplistic, but it would serve as a good introduction on how to create and consume media for the citizen journalist or the student just starting out. Tommy Buteau rated it liked it Aug 06, Michael Cullinane rated it really liked it Sep 04, Dan is a scholar at the Walter Cronkite School – where I work – and is highly respected as a top expert on the future of journalism.

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There needs to be room to change thinking and get out of our media comfort zones.

They are reasonably accurate, but they misfire sometimes. Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people. Dan’s previous book, We the Media, explained the rise of citizen media and why it matters.

Gilmor book it’s a free download from his website, though I bought the Kindle version from Amazon instead is a good read – for people who work with the media, or people who consume it. Views Read Edit View history.

Interesting book with useful information and web links to follow. Even though it may be obvious to you that you cannot believe everything you find on the net or catch on the news, in my opinion, this book mediachive almost certainly provide you with some worthwhile tips that will make you a better media consumer and creator.

Mediactive by Dan Gillmor

Register now for StoryMovementsa catalytic two-day convening that examines platforms and genres of civic media storytel. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us — by being active consumers and participants. While the author can be extreme at times, his views have definitely impacted the way I will view media and journalism in the future.

In Mediactive, he puts the results of his ideas and experiments together in a guide full of practical tips and longer-term inspirations for everyone affected by rapid changes in the news ecology.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kindle Editionpages. Very practical with regards to the use of all kinds of online tools, social networking sites etc. Some fun categories at the bottom of the call. JayEm Bosch rated it did not like it May 02, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I look at this as kind of a survival guide for life in the world of new media. Dan Gillmor- Digital media – pages.

Archived from the original on November 27, Erkan Saka rated it really liked it Feb 08, Want to Read saving…. All of this begs the question, what are we teaching in schools in ord How has media publication changed?

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Account Options Sign in. It was definitely bearable and very informative. Jamie rated it really liked it Sep 04, Sep 07, Christy rated it liked it Recommended to Christy by: Lists with This Book. Gillmor includes quotes from experts in the field about why media literacy is currently lacking in schools, but he clearly could have made a stronger argument for systematic media literacy education at all levels. While Gillmor is excited about the potential for citizen-created media, he has some criticism for the way the current system operates.