Pew Study Says Internet Overtakes Newspapers For News

“The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio. Getting news online fits into a broad pattern of news consumption by Americans; six in ten (59%) get news from a combination of online and offline sources on a typical day.”

See the study here

A quick aside for a self-plug…

windsor datingYours truly appeared as a guest last Sunday on Flashpoint, a local-affairs discussion show on Local6 (CBS affiliate) to discuss how social media is influencing the 2008 election. We talked about the candidates’ outreach to younger voters and dissected the McCain and Obama campaigns’ Web sites on the air.

Check out the video (and skip ahead to 00:50 or you’ll see that blank TV screen). Video is HERE.

And now, back to Tropical Storm Fay here in Orlando…

Political ads, powerfully archived

The Washington Post has a neat feature called Mixed Messages in which they have archived televised campaign ads and archived them according to various criteria, such as state, party, characters, topics, narrator gender and so on. I can just imagine the editors gathered around discussing whether or not to include hairstyles as a category.
This feature is an excellent example of the power of categorizing content that would usually just be dumped onto a site, that is, if anyone even saw the value of putting it up in the first place.
Furthermore, it’s a great example of what kind of video works online, as opposed to the usual “talking head-only” formula found on TV station Web sites.
[Thanks to Cory L. Armstrong]

TV station citizen journalism

Check out this TV story about how TV stations are getting into all the citizen journalism rage. (via Online Journalism Blog)


Being that there are only so many folks out there with cameras, it seems as if though media outlets will have to increasingly compete for the loyalty of the best citizen journalists. Those who wish to succeed had best take pains to understand why drives people to contribute (attention, recognition, serving humanity and a little cash at times, among other reasons) and what will keep them coming back. Which brings to how tv technology has evolved as everyone has TVs at home and even a corner wall tv mount to install them. It is very interesting to think that now you can stream movies on site like Looking back at how this technology started, we sure have come a long way, and in a short amount of time at that.