Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0
by Stephen Quinn and Kim Kierans
Asia’s Media Innovator’s Vol 2.0 is the offspring of the earlier book that appeared in 2008. This new volume consists of studies of innovations at media companies in the region. The success of these media companies shows the dynamism in the region, and reflects its potential for growth.
Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 will be divided into 10 chapters on specific new media innovations in one or more of the 11 countries of the region. Each chapter covers various forms of media, including online newspapers and broadcast outlets. Every couple of weeks a new chapter will be published online. In the end, the 10 chapters of Asia’s Media Innovators Vol 2.0 will be a highly topical roundup of innovations in the Asian media scene, with some thoughts on possible futures research and development.
Introduction: Asia is booming. China and India seem to have ignored the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, and continue to grow rapidly. Meanwhile, other economies in the region are developing apace, and we are seeing the resurgence of Japan. Asia contains more than 60 per cent of the world’s population.
Asia’s development is inevitably linked with the region’s media. Asia’s media will continue to play an important role in reporting the development, and being the testing arena for innovation.
November 2010 – Chapter Ten: A mobile phone future for India and China The mobile phone is predicted to be one of the main platforms for innovation in Asia in coming years, especially in China and India. Chapter Ten gives on overview and describes how this will lead to a broad range of new media innovations.
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October 2010 – Chapter Nine: Digital innovations in Malaysia Malaysia is well positioned to take full advantage of new technology such as iPad and the supporting software applications. Chapter Nine describes the more important protagonists and how decisions made almost two decades ago are showing significant returns.
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October 2010 - Chapter Eight: Phuket website continues journalism’s noblest traditions The Phuketwan website in Thailand’s major tourist destination, Phuket, brings old-fashioned, fearless and opinionated journalism to the Internet in a region where such things are generally lacking and shows that real journalism will always be innovative. Download Chapter Eight>>>
September 2010 - Chapter Seven: Cambodia – a land of opportunity When it comes to hopping onto the information highway, Cambodia is working hard to catch up to other ASEAN countries. On the other hand, there are some interesting innovations in the country, especially in the mobile sector. Chapter Seven gives an overview.
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September 2010 - Chapter Six: Twittering the news in Australia This chapter looks at journalists’ use of Twitter in Australia, with a particular focus on the Geelong Advertiser, a daily newspaper in Victoria. Twitter also featured in the reporting of disasters and protests around the world in 2009 and early 2010, further enhancing twitter’s reputation as a place to find breaking news.
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August 2010 - Chapter Five: Singapore’s razor-sharp Internet television network A razor is sharp and has a definite edge. The same can be said for RazorTV, the Internet-based television service that Press Holdings (SPH) launched in 2008. RazorTV is a companion network to the innovative STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile and Print) that SPH launched in 2006, and which is described in the first volume of Asia’s Media Innovators published in 2008.
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July 2010 - Chapter Four: Blogging as an alternative media in Vietnam Social networking and social media, especially blogs, have blossomed in Vietnam in the past few years. Chapter Four of the Asia’s Media Innovators Vol. 2.0 describes how Blogging really became an alternative news source in Vietnam. Download Chapter Four>>>
June 2010 - Chapter Three: Citizen-aided news in the Philippines On June 30, 2010 Benigno Aquino III was sworn in as new president of the Philippines. A unique part of the election was the spread of new forms of citizen participation in the news making process that this chapter will discuss. Download Chapter Three>>>
May 2010 - Chapter Two: Asia's mobile phone innovations Chapter Two of the new Asia's Media Innovators Vol 2.0 looks at some of the more interesting innovations, and gives an overview of the mobile phone penetration in the Asia region.
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April 2010 - Chapter One: The uncontested rise of social media in Asia An overview of the spread of social and new media in the Asian region over the past half decade, with recent facts and figures.
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