The death and rebirth of journalism (A panel on future of journalism and the news) [disclaimer: liveblogging] Brian Solis (Moderator), Don Lemon, Hugh Hewitt, Jay Rosen, Joanna Drake Earl (google them) (can’t assign comments to people since can’t see from the back row ) Start with some data: “how is new media comparing to traditional media” monthly – 400 million tweets; weekly – facebook – 2 billion pieces of content shared; 2008 – 16,000 job cuts in US news. twitter.com outperforms CNN. Then again, NYT is growing too. Comment – twitter big, yes, but a lot of it is links to big media or spreading of the word. Evolution of new media – Jay Rosen (NYU) – blogworld in 2003 to now “we have built around that system (RSS blogs, etc) the live web – everyone is connected to the news system as a whole – old media and new media wired into the same ecosystem – more complex, more aggregators, more fights for attention” “we didn’t anticipate the live web, which is represented by twitter” “lot more competitive for attention” – 2003 – people who blogged were like those with own magazines; now it has transformed into something much … Click to read more
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