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FACEBOOK: Charlie Rose interviews Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg

Mark Zuckerberg:
And I think that we can help power that.  But for all of those things, then, you know, some of them we’re going to build ourselves, right, so the core experience where I can go learn stuff about you, right, based on what you’ve shared, we’re going to build that piece, right.  The core piece where you can see all of the stuff that’s going on with all of your friends that they wanted to share.  We’ll build that piece.
 
Charlie Rose:
Yeah.
 
Mark Zuckerberg:
But the piece where, you know, you go to try to consume a specific type of content, right, I want to see what news my friends are reading.  There will be newspapers.
 
Sheryl Sandberg:
This is why this matters, right, because we can win along with lots of other people winning.

Mark Zuckerberg:
Yeah.

Sheryl Sandberg:
And that is totally different, I think about the strategy of what we’re trying to build.

Charlie Rose:
What don’t you want — go ahead, finish.

Sheryl Sandberg:
So we can — if — if news becomes more social, that’s great for Facebook if it happens with our technology.  But —

Charlie Rose:
Because you’re the great connector of the world.

Sheryl Sandberg:
it is great for the Washington Post and the New York Times and the Huffington Post and anyone who chooses to use our technology which we make available to every news service out there.  We’re not trying to replace everyone or do everything.  We want to enable everyone — everything to be more social for everyone else.

sreetips:

From Chitra Wadhwani (@cwadhwani), supervising producer of “Charlie Rose,” sent out this un-embargoed transcript and video excerpt of a joint interview with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg that will run tonight on Charlie Rose’s PBS program.

See http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/index.html for exact listings.

The interview was conducted last Thursday at the Facebook offices in Palo Alto. It covered a wide range of topics including the company’s mission, competition with Google, China, the Arab spring, the goals of an IPO, the privacy debate, the lack of engineering talent in the U.S and more.

All references to the interview must credit “Charlie Rose.”
 

 
Guests:  
Mark Zuckerberg
Sheryl Sandberg
 
Charlie Rose:
Tell me what the mission is today for Facebook.  You’ve got 800 million and counting —
 
Mark Zuckerberg:
Yeah.
 
Charlie Rose:
— users.
 
Mark Zuckerberg:
Yeah.
 
Charlie Rose:
It’s an extraordinary reach.  Someone said it’s the most expansive human enabler of communication, or an enabler of human communication there has ever been.
 
Mark Zuckerberg:
We’re trying.
 
Charlie Rose:
You’re doing well at it too.  So what’s the mission?  Where is this thing going?

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Unfortunately, “diminished opportunities for journalists” has been the case for a very long while now - more than a decade. But it’s too early to tell how things will shake out in the journalism world. Hang tight. Thanks ALIZAH SALARIO for a good article. 

"It’s treacherous territory to examine the dynamics of writing for free, and easy to sound whiny and self-righteous. (Why does Arianna get $315 million and I get zero?) But my beef is not with not getting paid right now, it’s with the diminished opportunities I see in my journalism future. If my best option is to continue writing for free, then should I consider the ability to express myself as compensation enough?" (via Aggregation Killed The Journalism Star - The Rumpus.net)

Unfortunately, “diminished opportunities for journalists” has been the case for a very long while now - more than a decade. But it’s too early to tell how things will shake out in the journalism world. Hang tight. Thanks ALIZAH SALARIO for a good article. 

"It’s treacherous territory to examine the dynamics of writing for free, and easy to sound whiny and self-righteous. (Why does Arianna get $315 million and I get zero?) But my beef is not with not getting paid right now, it’s with the diminished opportunities I see in my journalism future. If my best option is to continue writing for free, then should I consider the ability to express myself as compensation enough?" (via Aggregation Killed The Journalism Star - The Rumpus.net)

Yes, how news works. Every story had to be written, edited and placed on the page. Existing deadlines were thrown out the window and new ones created like — snap! — that. 
soupsoup:

Planned New York Times front page on left, actual front page after news of Bin Laden’s death broke, on right. via Nick Bilton

Yes, how news works. Every story had to be written, edited and placed on the page. Existing deadlines were thrown out the window and new ones created like — snap! — that. 

soupsoup:

Planned New York Times front page on left, actual front page after news of Bin Laden’s death broke, on right. via Nick Bilton

"What we are seeing now is the demise of journalism at the same time we have an increasing level of public relations and propaganda," McChesney said. "We are entering a zone that has never been seen before in this country." (via PR Industry Fills Vacuum Left by Shrinking Newsrooms - ProPublica)
This is what makes good, relevant, on-the-ground journalism so important right now. This is why the housing bubble was able to pump itself up with such command. This is the why of so many things that have gone awry…

"What we are seeing now is the demise of journalism at the same time we have an increasing level of public relations and propaganda," McChesney said. "We are entering a zone that has never been seen before in this country." (via PR Industry Fills Vacuum Left by Shrinking Newsrooms - ProPublica)

This is what makes good, relevant, on-the-ground journalism so important right now. This is why the housing bubble was able to pump itself up with such command. This is the why of so many things that have gone awry…

Trending topics cloud from The Economist, 4/28/11. Look at that giant Barack Obama cloud. I think we have all lost our minds…. 

Trending topics cloud from The Economist, 4/28/11. Look at that giant Barack Obama cloud. I think we have all lost our minds…. 

I challenge the Daily Beast to define “Useless.”

futurejournalismproject:

The Daily Beast lists the twenty most useless degrees.

Topping the list (or bottoming it out, as the case may be): Journalism.

Many folks think @Acarvin should have won the Pulitzer for breaking news. What do you think? 
soupsoup:

Do The Pulitzers Need a Competitor?
Andy Carvin was robbed.

Many folks think @Acarvin should have won the Pulitzer for breaking news. What do you think? 

soupsoup:

Do The Pulitzers Need a Competitor?

Andy Carvin was robbed.

Is to “share” to serve or to “self-serve”?
Although, Lavrusik is correct in this article, I disagree about the statement below. I share news as a service to my friends and colleagues not as a self-service to boost my image. For some reason, I love doing this. It’s part of my desire to connect.  But then most of what I do in the world I do as a service, so maybe I am unusual. Or maybe I am not so much as people would think….. 
A person may be more likely to read gossip, but they may share a news piece to shape their followers’ perception of them. They may even view it as a public service. I tend to believe it’s usually the former rather than the more altruistic latter. (via Why Social Media Reinvigorates the Market for Quality Journalism)

Is to “share” to serve or to “self-serve”?

Although, Lavrusik is correct in this article, I disagree about the statement below. I share news as a service to my friends and colleagues not as a self-service to boost my image. For some reason, I love doing this. It’s part of my desire to connect.  But then most of what I do in the world I do as a service, so maybe I am unusual. Or maybe I am not so much as people would think…..

A person may be more likely to read gossip, but they may share a news piece to shape their followers’ perception of them. They may even view it as a public service. I tend to believe it’s usually the former rather than the more altruistic latter. (via Why Social Media Reinvigorates the Market for Quality Journalism)

soupsoup:

I participated in the Hacks/Hackers Hackathon this weekend at CUNY where teams tried to come up with a game based around the news over the course of a rainy Saturday afternoon. The winning entry was “Whose Headline?” which you can play here.
The Onion was added after being suggested by Cody Brown during the demo.

soupsoup:

I participated in the Hacks/Hackers Hackathon this weekend at CUNY where teams tried to come up with a game based around the news over the course of a rainy Saturday afternoon. The winning entry was “Whose Headline?” which you can play here.

The Onion was added after being suggested by Cody Brown during the demo.