New Media like Twit.tv is very exciting, in that it’s doing the same thing traditional media has, but for a fraction of the cost. However, in its infancy, new media is only mimicking the old stuff we’re all familiar with. Will it get out of that mold, or will it perpetuate what we’ve all been used to for so long?
Google Currents, Flipboard, Zite, and other such software of the like, is bringing news we love in a more magazine-like format, using a lot more images, which is nice, because images do a lot that text can’t:
But what about the actual process of journalism itself?
Well, that’s where projects like BusinessJournalism.org comes in. Rather than making journalists experts in a certain a certain field, they flip it around: Make experts journalists.
Then of course, after watching how robots can take our jobs, and learning that Forbes Magazine now has an algorithm writing articles, it’s becoming quite interesting. Actually, its first story was Forbes Earnings Preview: Abbott Laboratories on October 14, 2011 (in other words: Today, last year!). It’s compiled so much data, that it already has a 389-page archive as I’m writing this now, and it’s still counting.
I wonder how well the algorithm will work for all things related to North Korea?