Australia: Laurel on Radio National

At 6pm tonight – it’s 5:22pm at the Papworth household – I will be on Radio National.

Authority of the media

According to a recent study conducted by the UK’s Guardian, there’s been a serious decline in public trust for journalists over the past five years.

At the same time the internet enjoys growing popularity — the number of blogs jumped from 50 a decade ago years ago to over 50 million. People are engaging in social-networking sites (despite a prediction that 2008 would be the year of social networking fatigue) and many have turned to making their own news for so-called ‘citizen journalism’ sites.

Has the traditional media lost its authority to the internet? Have you changed where you go to for what you consider to be accurate information? And how do you decide what’s information or disinformation?

Laurel Papworth, Social networking strategist
Belinda Weaver, author and columnist on internet issues
Professor Michael Bromley, Head of the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland
Professor John Henningham, Director of the private journalism college Jschool

I think you go to the main page and then Click on Listen Live near the top. There ya go Mum! 🙂

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

3 thoughts on “Australia: Laurel on Radio National

  1. Aye, a bit later than expected 🙂 They dropped the connection to my phone and changed the order around. Producer said they had more questions for me but they ran out of time…

    Not sure why we care about Traditional Media interviewing us bloggers. Except they have the spotlight and the broadcast power…?

  2. Listening to these kinds of interviews are a bit depressing, because it is effectively the media being judge, defendant, prosecutor and jury at the same time.

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