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How do you feel traditonal media (newspapers, TV etc.) has been affected by Web 2.0?

Asked by bluemukaki (4332points) February 17th, 2008

Do you think the news stations and newspapers are moving towards the web 2.0 format and freedom of information? Is news becoming less linear?

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I Think the mainstream media is having a hard time adjust to the information age in general. Newscasts and newspapers can’t put out information fast enough compared to the web, and it’s eve gotten to the point where newspapers and journalists are resorting to ad hominem attacks on news blogs, and other new media criticizing their integrity and dismissing them as “illegitimate” journalism.

Television can probably deal with it (even though at this point it’s looking more like tabloid tv than real news), but I think print news media days are numbered. There’s just not much that a newspaper can offer that a well stocked RSS app can’t do, except for local content, but I think even that’s just a matter of time.

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I think that most of the news stations and newspapers are staying away from the web 2.0 format, which is essentially crap anyway. There are new ways of propagating news that have come about such as newsvine and technorati which serve as web 2.0 places for news generated by its user base. In fact, I would say that Newsvine is the best example of user generated news that isn’t filled with ‘crap’. I would certainly hope that news doesn’t follow the trend of web 2.0 and that it stays pretty much the same. I’m sure many would disagree with me, but web 2.0 more than likely isn’t the best direction for official news to head in.

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