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Andy’s Post Point to the Future of Instant Journalism

On the way home from CES last week, I ran into blogger buddy, Andy Abramson, who has a great post on what he calls "Instant Journalism."

Andy contends that  it’s the independent news sources, and not the main stream media where a lot of the so called "breaking news" and more interesting stories are told. With blogging, podcasting and video blogging happening from anywhere there’s an IP connection, we have entered an era of "Instant Journalism" and of "just in time" distribution of news content.

Says Andy, "The way news is gathered, who it is gathered by, where and how it is disseminated is changing. What people want to know about, and where they go to find it are changing too."

Worth Reading

4 Comments

  1. This is not very “breaking” news in itself. This “discovery” is about 8 months, if not MORE, too late. Perhaps it’s just regirgitation? What are you guys thinking about all of the news AT “The News” about them trying to find a way to let the public take cell phone pics and send in breaking news, and way too many more to mention? Why do you think online ad money is expected to triple into the billions in the next 5 years for forums and blogs alone? Why do you think the Wall Street Journal is shrinking the size of its pages? This is not a new idea…seems as though his “Instant Journalism” isn’t very instant-more like outdated. Where they get their news from is not “changing,” it has already CHANGED. How they get…. – SAME. This is a good read if you are, as either his article or a link within it said, what he calls “an old PR guy.” Video blogs?? How long has YouTube been up and running? Remember the “Mosquito” from RadioShack and how YouTube made it a hit, INSTANTLY or overnight? That was months ago. My point is: this new or “Instant Journalism” idea is way outdated and old. Your post and/or I guess his really tries to build excitement around this “new principle” like he discovered it when in fact, it is nothing new at all. It’s hardly even worth mentioning, really. Who in PR or the blog-o-sphere, or similar arenas DIDN’T already know this? Waste of time read.

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  2. This is not very “breaking” news in itself. This “discovery” is about 8 months, if not MORE, too late. Perhaps it’s just regirgitation? What are you guys thinking about all of the news AT “The News” about them trying to find a way to let the public take cell phone pics and send in breaking news, and way too many more to mention? Why do you think online ad money is expected to triple into the billions in the next 5 years for forums and blogs alone? Why do you think the Wall Street Journal is shrinking the size of its pages? This is not a new idea…seems as though his “Instant Journalism” isn’t very instant-more like outdated. Where they get their news from is not “changing,” it has already CHANGED. How they get…. – SAME. This is a good read if you are, as either his article or a link within it said, what he calls “an old PR guy.” Video blogs?? How long has YouTube been up and running? Remember the “Mosquito” from RadioShack and how YouTube made it a hit, INSTANTLY or overnight? That was months ago. My point is: this new or “Instant Journalism” idea is way outdated and old. Your post and/or I guess his really tries to build excitement around this “new principle” like he discovered it when in fact, it is nothing new at all. It’s hardly even worth mentioning, really. Who in PR or the blog-o-sphere, or similar arenas DIDN’T already know this? Waste of time read.

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  3. oh, and the FUTURE OF INSTANT JOURNALISM? it hardly does that… more like the PAST OF INSTANT JOURNALISM. c’mon fellas, keep up or “move to the back.”

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  4. oh, and the FUTURE OF INSTANT JOURNALISM? it hardly does that… more like the PAST OF INSTANT JOURNALISM. c’mon fellas, keep up or “move to the back.”

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